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Going Online for Science and Tech

Monday, October 2, 2017

The majority of Americans get most of their information about science and technology from the Internet (56%), according to a “Demo Memo” analysis of the 2016 General Social Survey. But where do they go online for most of that science and tech news? According to a follow-up question, these are the main online sources for those who get most of their science and tech information from the Internet.

Main online source of science and tech information

Search engine: 37%
Online newspaper: 25%
Online magazine: 15%
Online news site: 6%
Online science site: 5%
Social media: 4%
Wikipedia: 1%
Other site: 7%

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