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Report: Younger Americans Now Cite The Internet As Their Main Source Of News

(File photo.  Credit: Nicholas Kamm/ AFP/ GettyImages)

(File photo. Credit: Nicholas Kamm/ AFP/ GettyImages)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Younger Americans now get most of their news from the internet.

A new survey from the Pew Research Center shows that 71% of those between 18 and 29 years old cite the internet as their main news source.

Furthermore, most of the American public now gets news online – 50% say they go online for national and international news, which still falls below those who watch television but is far more than the percent that turn to newspapers or radio.

Social media as a source of news has grown too, with 19% of Americans reporting they viewed a news story “yesterday” in 2012 — more than double the percentage that said they had in 2010.

Interestingly, 65% of those who consider the internet their main news source also said they see more bias and less integrity in news articles online.

To read the full report, click here.

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