Thursday, February 12, 2009

Getting news from the Internet: The last post on reading newspapers did not consider the possibility that minority groups might get more of their news from the Internet. I doubt it (that's why I didn't look) but I've been wrong before. The Texas Survey of Adults asked how often do people get their news from the Internet.


Percent who get news from the Internet daily

Non-Hispanic whites 31.0
Non-Hispanics blacks 18.5
Hispanics 20.7

I checked the correlation between frequency of Internet and paper reading. It's 0.09, which tells us that the two are basically unrelated. One does not predict the other or substitute for the other. The story here is that NAMs--Hispanics as much as blacks--are poorly informed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not much intellectual curiosity. I think NAMs aren't really interested in all that much.