Net passes TV, radio as preferred news platform in US
The internet is rapidly becoming the most popular source of news in the US, overtaking radio and closing the gap on TV.
Some 61% of US adults source news online, compared to 54% who listen to radio news, and 50% who read a local newspaper.
The survey by Pew Internet found that TV still holds a healthy lead, with 78% stating they source news from local stations, and 73% from a national network.
Mobile browsing is also growing in popularity, with 33% of handset owners accessing news on their phones.
Nine in 10 American adults routinely get news from multiple platforms, with half using four to six per day. In contrast, just 2% said they source news from the Web only.