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

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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:

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