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Voters Glued to Local Stations, Internet for Weather News

As Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on Texas, most Americans are following the news intently, and many are doing so through their local television news station.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters get most of their weather news from local TV stations, while 29% get weather updates on the internet. Twenty-four percent (24%) view weather news on cable TV, while just seven percent (7%) get that news from either radio or newspapers. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 29-30, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 29-30, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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