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Unformatted text preview: Just 6% of online adults do not use the internet to gather information about any of these topics. Among internet users who get news online, certain subgroups explore a greater variety of topics than others. Those most likely to be among the heavy online news user cohort are: l 30 -49 year -olds when compared with both younger and older online news users l Individuals living in households with annual incomes of $50,000 or more, when compared with those earning less l College graduates, when compared with individuals with lower educational attainment l Democrats, when compared with Republicans and Independents l Broadband users, wireless internet users, and those who go online daily l Individuals who use a greater number of news platforms, as well as those who use a greater number of online sources, on a typical day l Individuals who get news on their cell phones (discussed in detail in Part 5 of this report) Most people use just a handful of sources online While internet users who get news online tend to explore a wide variety of news topics, they are fairly modest in the number of internet sites they use to gather that information. One in five online news users (21%) say they routinely rely on just one website for their news and information, and another 57% rely on between two and five websites. Surprisingly, asked whether they have a favorite online news source, the Pew Internet & American Life Project Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 36 majority of online news users (65%) say they do not. Among those who do, the most popular sites are those of major news organizations such as such as CNN and Fox. information. One in five online news users (21%) say they routinely rely on just one website for their news and information, and another 57% rely on between two and five websites. Surprisingly, asked whether they have a favorite online news source, the majority of online news users (65%) say they do not. Among those who do, the most popular sites are those of major news organizations such as such as CNN and Fox. To get a sense of their daily online news consumption, we asked online news consumers if, on a typical day, they used...
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