Americans favor news broadcast over YouTube citizen video news

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

A recent Zogby poll showed that most Americans still like the regular evening news broadcast over citizen video news reports posted on YouTube. Citizen news reports are basically where a regular Joe records a news event with a small camcorder or even a cellphone camera. However in the 25 to 34 demographic, one out of four would watch citizen videos over regular broadcasts.

Democrats and Republicans polled said they would watch an evening news broadcast over Internet videos by a 7 to 3 margin. Independents, not surprisingly, were more willing to watch citizen videos.

The poll did not ask why people preferred the evening broadcast versus YouTube news.