How Do Americans Learn About Science?

December 13, 2006

The Pew Internet & American Life Project released a report in late November entitled The Internet as a Resource for News and Information about Science, which describes where people are accessing information about scientific research. Twenty percent of all Americans turn first to the Internet (41% get their information from TV and only 14% for newspapers and magazines). For all home broadband users, however, the percentages for TV and Internet are equal. Not surprisingly, for home broadband users under the age of 30, 44% turn first to the Internet and only 32% first to TV.

Check out the report for additional demographic breakdowns and information on opinions about science and scientific research.

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