Internet increasingly important for political news

20% of young adults consider the Internet a top source of campaign news, according to the poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. About the same ratio of young adults said they regularly followed the campaign with comedy shows like “The Daily Show” and “Saturday Night Live.”

News-only cable networks are second only to local television news when people are asked to name where they regularly learn something about the campaign. More than 4 in 10, 42%, said they regularly learned something from local television news, while 38% pointed to the cable news networks, a slight increase from four years ago. Nightly network news was cited as a regular source of campaign news by 35%, down from 45% four years ago, and newspapers by 31%, down from 40%.

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