The Number of the Day: 42%
October 15, 2010 - 8:50am
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.]