2004-01-12

Internet legt als politische Infoquelle zu

--- Das Pew Research Center, das regelm��ig die Medien- und Onlinegewohnheiten der Amerikaner untersucht und nach dem Irak-Krieg etwa herausgefunden hat, dass sich 4 Prozent der vernetzten US-B�rger im M�rz 2003 dezidiert aus Weblogs �ber den Kriegsverlauf informierten, hat eine neue Studie herausgegeben. Darin wird deutlich, dass das Netz als Informationsmedium im Pr�sidentschaftswahlkampf weiter Boden gewinnen konnte: the relative gains for the Internet are especially notable. While 13% of Americans regularly learn something about the election from the Internet, up from 9% at this point in the 2000 campaign, another 20% say they sometimes get campaign news from the Internet (up from 15%). The survey shows that young people, in particular, are turning away from traditional media sources for information about the campaign. Just 23% of Americans age 18-29 say they regularly learn something about the election from the nightly network news, down from 39% in 2000. ... At this stage, the Internet remains a secondary source � even among Internet users. About three-quarters of Americans who use the Internet (76%) say television is their first or second main source for news about the campaign (37% cite newspapers, 20% the Internet). Still, the number of Americans overall who mention the Internet as a main source � as first or second mentions � has nearly doubled since 2000 (from 7% to 13%). F�hrend sind im Netz aber weiter die "gro�en Medienangebote": Among Americans who use the Internet, 40% say they regularly or sometimes learn about the campaign from the news pages of web portals like AOL and Yahoo.com, and 38% say the same about web sites of major news organizations like CNN and the New York Times. Just 11% regularly or sometimes learn about the campaign from online news magazines and opinion sites such as Slate.com.

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