TV Remains Main Source of News; Fox News Cited As Leading Outlet

By Chris Ariens Comment

Television continues to be the main place Americans turn to for news about current events, with Fox News Channel as the leading source. 55% of those polled by Gallup over four days last month say they get their news on TV. 26% of those simply said television or TV news while 8% said Fox News, followed by 7% who said CNN, and 4% citing local news. As the Gallup pollsters write:

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% of Americans.

21% of poll respondents say the Internet is the main source of news while 9% say newspapers or other print publications, followed by radio, at 6%. And TV dominates across all age groups:

Another interesting breakout of the Gallup poll is how news consumption exists based on your politics: