2013 July 09 Tuesday
Americans Get Their News From TV

To maintain a free society we need well informed and thoughtful citizens possessed of much virtue. TV couch potatoes are not good citizens. Most Americans are TV couch potatoes. Even 47% of college grads report TV as their main source of news.

PRINCETON, NJ -- Television is the main place Americans say they turn to for news about current events (55%), leading the Internet, at 21%. Nine percent say newspapers or other print publications are their main news source, followed by radio, at 6%.

Why do those with postgraduate education report more use of print news than internet news?

Old folks shift heavily toward TV news. I suspect their concentration has deteriorated to the point where they find reading too taxing.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2013 July 09 10:18 PM 


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Check it out said at July 10, 2013 2:56 PM:

That percentage sounds about right. It's really sad. More than that, it's really dangerous, specially is everybody thinks to really know what's going on in the world.

Any ideas on how to fight this trend before we continue this slide towards a new dark age? I think we've already started a new dark age and the starting point was 9/11/2001


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