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T here has been a slight drop in reliance on newspapers ( 15% 2007 and 2010, 1 0% today ) and radio news ( 12% 2007, 10% 2010, 9 % today ).  More than half of those who rely on TV watch cable news . Among those who watch television news, a litt le less than half ( 48%) report watching mostly cable stations (53% 2010, 43% 2007). Across all parties, regions, and demographic groups, pluralities report watching mostly cable news. By contrast, viewership of network television has remained steady (25% 2007, 23% 2010, 21% today). Twenty- seven percent of Californians report watching local television news (29% 2007, 22% 2010, 27% today ).  The Internet continues to gain on TV as a primary n ews source. Relying primarily on the Internet to find ou t what’s going on in politics has increased from 6% in 2000, to 17% in 2007, to 24% in 2010, to 32% today. The Internet has overtak en television as a news source for several groups, including younger adults (51% Internet, 2 8% television), upper -income resi dents (42% Internet, 2 0% television), independents (35 % Internet, 28% television), and college graduates (42% Internet, 19% television ).  Fewer Californians go online to read newspapers… As the top information source, newspapers have declined since 2000 (31% 2000, 15% 2007, 15% 2010, 10% today) . And only a third ( 29 %) of those who look for news online say that they mostly access newspaper websites — a strong majority ( 67% ) visit other types of websites. In 2010, 4 7% of those who mostly got their news online went to newspaper sites, while 50 % went to other sites.  … and readership of print newspapers continues to decline . Among those who report getting most of their information about politics from the newspaper, online readership is growing (13% 2007, 24% 2010, 34% today ). R eadership of print papers is on the decline (87% 2007, 73 % 2010, 66% today ).  Half of Californians go online for news about state politics and elections . Half of Californians report going online for coverage of California politics and elections either often (18%) or sometimes ( 34%). Going online to get news about state politics has declined slightly since 2010 (22% often, 37% sometimes). Younger Californians (57% age 18 to 34, 53% age 35 to 54) are more likely than older residents (42% age 55 and older) to go online for state political news at least sometimes. Online consumption of news about California politics rises sharply as education and income levels increase. October 2014 CALIFORNIANS’ NEWS AND INFORMATION SOURC ES October 2014 www.ppic.org Where do you get most of your information about what’s going on in politics today—from television, newspapers, radio, the Internet, magazines, or talking to other people? Do you ever go online to get news and information on California politics and elections? (if yes: Do you do this often or only sometimes?) Do you mostly read the paper version of the newspaper, or do you mostly read the newspaper online? (Asked of those who get most of their information about politics today from newspapers) Sources: PPIC Statewide Surveys, August 200 0 (2,003 adults), September 2007 (2,003 adults), October 2010 (2,002 adults), and October 201 4 (1,704 adults) . Margin of error for all adults is ±2% in August 2000 and September 2007, ± 3.1% in October 2010, and ±3. 5% in October 201 4; the margins of error for subgroups are larger. 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Online consumption of news about California politics rises sharply as education and income levels increase. October 2014 CALIFORNIANS’ NEWS AND INFORMATION SOURC ES October 2014 www.ppic.org Where do you get most of your information about what’s going on in politics today—from television, newspapers, radio, the Internet, magazines, or talking to other people? Do you ever go online to get news and information on California politics and elections? (if yes: Do you do this often or only sometimes?) Do you mostly read the paper version of the newspaper, or do you mostly read the newspaper online? (Asked of those who get most of their information about politics today from newspapers) Sources: PPIC Statewide Surveys, August 200 0 (2,003 adults), September 2007 (2,003 adults), October 2010 (2,002 adults), and October 201 4 (1,704 adults) . 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