Number of the Day: 28 percent

January 14, 2013 | Number of The Day

According to a new poll by Monmouth University, the Internet is the primary source of New Jersey information for 28 percent of residents, slightly outweighing newspapers. Television remains the main source of news for 34 percent of residents, with newspapers making up 27 percent and radio, 6 percent.

That’s a major change in media usage. As recently as 2005, 48 percent of the state’s residents cited newspapers as their primary information source for New Jersey news.

What’s more, the trend is clear: Among New Jerseyans 18 to 34 years old, 45 percent named the Internet as their primary source of news, while their reliance on newspapers and television has dropped.