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TELEVISION REMAINS PRIMARY SOURCE OF NEWS

July 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Most people — 55 percent — primarily get their news from television, with Fox News named as the source by 8 percent, slightly above CNN with 7 percent, according to a new Gallup poll. The figures are odd given the far greater number who watch the broadcast networks’ evening newscasts, according to Nielsen Research. However, said Gallup, “No other specific channel _ including MSNBC, PBS, BBC, and all of the U.S. broadcast networks that once dominated the news landscape _ is mentioned by more than 1 percent of Americans.” The Internet placed second in the poll, with 21 percent saying that it was their primary source of news. Print placed third with 9 percent, but that figure is likely to be regarded as misleading since many people now view their newspapers online. Radio came in fourth with 5 percent.