Gallup Poll: Online News Second To Broadcast TV News In the US [Infographic]

on July 08 2013 3:29 PM

Despite the ubiquitousness of the Internet, TV is still the top medium for consuming news for U.S. residents, according to a recent poll conducted by Gallup. 55 percent of U.S. residents polled said that their preferred source of news was TV, followed by 21 percent who preferred the Internet and 9 percent who favored printed publications.

Younger Americans are only slightly more inclined toward consuming news online than older Americans. 50 percent of those between 18 and 29 said their main source of news was TV, only 5 percentage points less than the overall trend for all U.S. residents. However, that isn’t the whole story. Here are the poll results, in an infographic:

This Is How US Residents Consume News 55 percent of U.S. residents turn to the TV to keep up with current events.  Lisa Mahapatra

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