Pew: fewer use newspapers to follow candidates

Last week a Pew Report survey found only 31 percent of people surveyed learn about candidates and their campaigns from newspapers. Newspaper’s share fell to fourth behind local TV news (42%), cable news network (38%), and nightly network news (35%). Nightly network news and newspapers had drops of 10 percent and 9 points, respectively, from the 2000 survey.

Cable news network gained 4 points from the 2000 survey. Internet gained 4 points to 13% while Web sites of news organizations accounted for 11% among those surveyed. The category Web sites of news organizations was not in the 2000 survey.

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