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The Survey and Results

posted Jan 14, 2010, 4:30 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 7, 2010, 7:24 PM ]

I have created a survey that I would like to include in not only my article that will contribute to my community service but also in my research paper. The survey has ten questions consisting of:


1) Do you read a newspaper?  If so, which ones and how often? If not, why?

2) Where do you get most of your news? Online? Television? Radio?

3) Why do you think a newspaper is important to a community?

4) What do you like most about the Greene County Record?

5) What would you like to see more of in the paper that is not there now?

6) What is your favorite thing to read about in the newspaper?

7) Do you like feature stories about people in the Greene community?

8) Would you like to see more question and answer stories with people?

7) Do you think that the Record does a good job of covering school news?

8) What do you see as the solution for getting teens to read the paper more?

9) Is the Greene County Record relevant to your life? Why or why not?

10) Would you be willing to be interviewed for the Greene County Record about your views? If so, please provide your first and last name here.


I passed these out to four history teachers on Monday, January 11. The teachers included grades 9 through 12, and each recieved 25 surveys to pass out randomly.
I have recieved the completed surveys and have gathered the following statistics:


Teens that read a newspaper: 47%

Teens that rely on the internet for news: 55%

Teens that rely on the television for news: 57%

Teens that rely on the radio for news: 24%

Teens that rely on school/parents for news: 6%

Teens that don't recieve the news at all: 1%


Of course, this is only out of 100 students in the WMHS body ranging from 9-12th grade. After reviewing these statistics I find it shocking that almost half of teens read a newspaper whether it be the local or city newspaper. However, I am not surprised that the televsion and online have over half. These statistics work great, and I will definitely be using them in my paper and article.