Are newspapers finished? 2 in 3 Americans say this

Wenzel said four out of 10 respondents said they watch news more than anything else on television, “which amounts to more than four times as many as those who primarily watch other programming, such as family-friendly shows or dramas.”

Two of three Americans do not subscribe to or buy either a weekly or daily newspaper, and about one in seven say they have not physically handled a printed newspaper in more than a year.

The results from a new poll show that while there still is a segment of America that reads newspapers, other significant parts of society simply have no use for the physical copies of the traditional medium.

The results come from new scientific telephone survey of nearly 1,100 respondents conducted Aug. 20-22 with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.93 percentage points. It was done by Wenzel Strategies.

The poll also looked at what people watch on television, and it revealed that Americans are concerned about what’s happening in their world, because they place a high priority on getting information.


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