November 14, 2008

Older Fans of New Media

29%

Americans 50-to-64 (29%) are about as likely as 18-to-24-year-olds (30%) to report having gotten news over the internet yesterday.

Middle-aged Americans are embracing new forms of media just as much as younger Americans, with 29% of 50-to-64-year-olds reporting going online for news yesterday compared with an almost equal percentage of 18-to-24-year-olds (30%) who did the same. However, fewer than half as many people ages 65 and older got news from the internet yesterday (13%). Age plays a much bigger factor when it comes to watching TV and reading a daily newspaper, which have a much older audience. Read More