More Americans Get News from the ‘Net

More Americans are surfing for their news than ever before, according to an ABC News poll of 1,023 adults released this month. Nearly half of Americans - approximately 22
million individuals - get news from the Web, up 11 points to 48 percent since mid-1999. More than a third of those who use the Web to get news have been going online more often
since the Sept. 11 attacks. On the east coast - where people are presumably more concerned about potential attacks - 49 percent are using the Web more often. One trend hasn't
changed much since 1999: use of the Internet for news is much more common among those with deep pockets - likely because higher income and higher education mean more widespread
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