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Comedy Central Study: A Majority Of Millennials Still Get News From TV

A new study from Comedy Central (yes, that Comedy Central) and TRU Insights sheds light on the political habits of Millennials, people aged 16-32.

Among the surprising results: a majority of millennials surveyed say they still get their election news from network TV newscasts and cable news, and while it is fun to say that “The Daily Show” is a source of election news, the reality is they get their news elsewhere, and turn to the comedy shows for fun.

“Most say that they get facts and insights from a variety of mainstream news sources; however Millennials are going to political comedies/satires to gain perspective on the issues,” the report says. “When it comes to political comedy/satires, Millennials don’t watch to get informed; they watch because they are informed.”

Frequent Sources of Election News:
• 68% Network News
• 58% Online Aggregator (Yahoo!, Google)
• 56% Cable News
• 52% Facebook or Twitter
• 50% Political Satire Shows (The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Weekend Update)
• 50% News Website
• 44% Newspaper
• 37% Late Night Talk (The Tonight Show, Late Night)

Comedy Central also posted a chart and video detailing “5 Ways to Win The Millennial Vote Through Humor.” As it happens, President Obama is on “The Daily Show” tonight:

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‘The Daily Show’ Visits ‘This Week With George Snuffleupagus’

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” tackled “Sesame Street” and it’s coverage on cable news last night. After critiquing Fox News and Fox Business for their somewhat hyperbolic take on the kids show, Jon Stewart and co. got their puppet on with “This Week With George Snuffleupagus.”

WATCH: