The Number of the Day: 42%

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Only 42% of Americans now say owning a TV is a necessity, down from 64% just four years ago.

Related Fact: As for landlines, 62% of Americans say they're a necessity, down six points from last year.

[Source: Pew Research Center, via @WiredResearch. See previous Numbers of the Day here.]

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