More people under the age of 30 use the internet as their primary source of news – not TV. In fact, since 2007, the number of 18 to 29 year olds going online for their news nearly doubled, from 34% to 65%.
The findings were a result of a national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press in early December.
Pew researchers predict that within the next few years, the internet will equal, or even surpass TV as the main source of national and international news for people in that age group.
News consumers 50 and older still turn to TV.
The study also showed there’s more bad news for newspapers. Readership continues to drop – from 34% in 2007 to 31% now. Radio has remained steady, with 16% saying it’s their main source.