Why do you watch TV?
A vast majority of Americans watch TV for entertainment and news, In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey we asked, what is your main reason for watching television? Entertainment was the number one reason with 39%, news was next with 34%, sports was the third with 12%. After that there was a drop off. Other reasons was fourth at 9%, weather was fifth at 3%. Three percent offered no opinion to the question, and 2% said they don’t watch television.
Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position Crosstabs-Reasons for watchng TV
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,113 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 24, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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