40 million Americans rely on the internet as their primary source for news and information about science. When asked where they get most of their news and information about science, 20% of all Americans say they turn to the internet for most of their science news. That translates to 40 million adults. This is second only to television, which is cited by 41% of Americans as the place where they get most of their science news and information.
33% of home broadband users say they get most of their science news and information from TV, while 34% say the internet. Among adult home broadband users under the age of 30, the internet is the most popular source for science news and information. Some 44% of those between the ages of 18 and 29 say they get most of their science news from the internet and 32% in this group say that television is their main source for science news.