Poll: Internet Edges Networks As Public’s Source For News

Photo Credit: APBye bye Walter Cronkite, Brian Williams and Scott Pelley. Hello Google, Yahoo and Drudge.

A new Rasmussen Reports poll finds that traditional network news continues to fall as the nation’s source for news. The internet now is a bigger source of news for Americans than network TV, by a point, 25 percent to 24 percent.

Cable TV is still king, with 32 percent of the 1,000 likely voters Rasmussen polled getting their news from that source. Newspapers barely register a 10 percent, and radio is the source of news for 7 percent of the country.

The poll gauged how well the public trusted the media and if they see a bias. On both fronts, it is bad news.

Just 6 percent of the nation considers the national media “very trustworthy,” and nearly half believe reporters are more liberal than they are, said Rasmussen.

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  • gracentruth

    I have not watched the lame stream media for many years now. And with all the new TV shows so immoral, I use my TV for DVD’s that I choose to watch. Peace,

  • The only worthwhile “news” tidbits come from one or two FOX shows on the business channel that I DVD to skip the commercials, some of Glenn Beck’s shows, talk radio when I can stand it, and Internet sources that are NOT part of the Lamestream media. I don’t know anyone under 30 who watches tv or has a tv set. They have 30-40 inch LCD screens that double for PC use and ROKU access. Ditto gracentruth. I even stopped watching Rose Bowl Parades, Macy’s etc. because of propaganda garbage

  • james

    The truth is finally making its way out to the public. No longer are americans under the control of the propagandists. And the military industrial complex, international bankers and corporate america do not like it. Too many unprogrammed free thinkers out there. Out from under their control. The rise up of patriots. Oh how blind under the MSM control one can be. No longer do they have credibility. Not for a long time. Prostitute and whores they are. Uncle joe stalin called them useful idiots. Joseph goebbels would have been proud of them, including walter cronkite. Will the governmet try to seek control over the internet like china???

  • Kent2012

    great pic of the communist clown walter concrete. fortunately we no longer have to deal with him, just the rest of the commie lovers……….