More details from the latest Pew survey
However, when it comes to the Internet, the report finds that 57 percent of Americans tend to have between two to five favorite Web sites where they get daily news. According to the report, 61 percent of Americans go online at least once a day to read news and 71 percent read online news at least occasionally.
Regardless how they get the news, most Americans share common reasons as to why they want to keep up with what's happening around the world. According to the report, 72 percent of those it surveyed said they enjoy discussing the news with others. It also found that 69 percent of people also consider it as a social or civic obligation to get the news.