Table 7-3
Use of Internet as source of news: Selected years, 1996–2004
(Percent)
 
Type of news 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004
Weather 47 48 66 70 76
Science and health 58 64 63 60 58
International 45 41 45 55 54
Political 46 40 39 50 54
Technology 64 60 59 54 53
Business 53 58 53 48 46
Entertainment 50 45 44 44 46
Sports 46 39 42 47 45
Local 27 28 37 42 45
 

NOTE: Data reflect respondents who said they go online for news.

SOURCE: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Biennial Media Consumption Survey (2004).

 
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