Wednesday, December 22, 2004

News poll

Drudge points out some interesting statistics from a recent Gallup poll on how Americans get their news.

Americans are more likely to get their news from local TV and newspapers than national sources, according to a Gallup Poll released today. But of all sources, only news on the Internet is gaining in popularity. . . .from 15% going there every day two years ago to 20% doing so today.

Contrary to many assessments, young people do not consult Internet news more often than other sources, Gallup found. For those 18 to 29, only 21% said they looked at Web news daily, not much different than the 19% of those 50 to 64 who do so.

20% is a sizable number, and the increasing competition should result in a better product and better informed populace, both of which are good things.