Majoritiesofamericanadultsidentifyatleast somewhat

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Unformatted text preview: ss likely than others to want to find news sources that share their viewpoint. This cohort that prefers news from compatible sources is an interesting group of news consumers for several other reasons. For instance, they are significantly more likely than others to say that consuming news is entertaining and relaxing to them. They are more likely to say they would like more coverage of religious and spiritual news. And they are more likely to say most news sources are biased. People take different approaches to news consumption Pew Internet & American Life Project When asked a series of questions about their personalUnderstanding the Participatory News Consumer | 28 posture towards the news, people express a variety of approaches. Majorities of American adults identify at least somewhat with each of the three postures we asked about: whether they like to come People take different approaches to news consumption When asked a series of questions about their personal posture towards the news, people express a variety of approaches. Majorities of American adults identify at least somewhat with each of the three postures we asked about: whether they like to come across news they have not thought about much before; whether they only follow news about specific topics; and whether they rely on people around them to keep them informed. Who are the 34% of respondents who most appreciate serendipitous encounters with news items? They are disproportionately composed of those who are avid news followers, those who use several news media platforms on a typical day (especially the internet), and those with college degrees and higher levels of household income. How about the 28% who most identify with only following specific news topics? This group is skewed towards those who prefer news sources that share their point of view, men, minorities, and those under age 30. Interestingly, there are no significant differences in the answers to this question that align by ideological viewpoint...
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2011 for the course BUSI 10001 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology.

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