Poll: More Americans get their news from TV

Updated
People watch television at a neighborhood bar hosting a presidential debate watching party in Washington, DC on October 3, 2012.
People watch television at a neighborhood bar hosting a presidential debate watching party in Washington, DC on October 3, 2012.
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A new poll released by Gallup on Monday showed that Americans continue to turn to TV over other media for their main news source. 

The poll found that 55% of Americans say television is the main place they turn to for news on current events. Only 9% turn to the newsstand. Another 21% turn to the Internet for their news, and this includes the 2% that identify Facebook, Twitter, or social media as their news source.

While the figures show the declining reliance on print media, it does remain an important source for the older generation.

“Heavy reliance on print is exclusive to seniors, among whom 18% cite newspaper or other print publications  as their main source of news,” Gallup reported. “By contrast, 6% to 8% of younger age groups rely on print.” The poll showed that even fewer rely on radio to learn what is happening in the world.

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Poll: More Americans get their news from TV

Updated