12% of US young adults don’t read newspapers anymore, 44% daily visit a Web portal

The survey of young US adults 18-34 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York found that just 19% read a newspaper daily, 17% read it once a month or less, and 12% said they “never” read a paper to get their news. 44% of the young people visited a Web news portal every day, and 37% watch local TV news daily. Only 14% of respondents called the newspaper their “most important” source of news. Local TV newscasts were called the most important source for news by 31% of the young adults, while another 25% cited the Internet.