Poll reflects news preferences, perceived digital divides and a pessimism about the US’ Internet leadership future

Even with YouTube’s popularity, however, most Americans still favor a traditional news source — an evening news broadcast — over citizen videos for coverage of the same event. But the poll shows a generational divide emerging: One out of four younger Americans (ages 25 to 34) would prefer the video over conventional news coverage. Republicans and Democrats by a 7-3 ratio would prefer an evening news report, while independents were slightly more willing to choose a citizen video.

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