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THE internet is quickly becoming Americans' main source of national and international news.
While television still remains the most popular source for news, about 41 per cent of Americans said they get most of their news from the internet, a 17 per cent increase since 2007, according to a new Pew Research Centre study published today.
About 66 per cent of people surveyed said they get most of their news from television, down from 74 per cent in 2007.
But for people younger than 30, the internet surpassed television as the main source of national and international news - the first tim
"An analysis of how different generations are getting their news suggests that these trends are likely to continue."
The national survey by the Pew Research Centre was conducted December 1-5, 2010, among 1500 adults reached on mobile phones and landlines.
The study also found that the less education respondents had, the more likely they were to get their news from television.