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Student Paper Poll: Teens Read Dailies, Too

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Student Paper Poll: Teens Read Dailies, Too

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Student paper poll: Teens read dailies, too

Teen-age readers of Chicago's citywide high school newspaper, New Expression, are also regular readers of the city's dailies, according to a new survey.

More than three-quarters of the teen-agers surveyed - 76% - said they had read the Chicago Sun-Times within the last week. Just 3% said they read the Sun-Times three or more times weekly, however.

Some 39.9% of the surveyed teens said they read the Chicago Tribune at least weekly. About a fifth - 20.1% - said they read the paper three times or more each week.

The Sun-Times and Tribune maintained their first and second ranking, respectively, among each racial group surveyed: African-American, Asian, Hispanic and white.

However, the third-favorite daily varied by ethnic group, the survey found.

Among black teen-agers, the Chicago Defender was cited as the third most read. Nearly a third - 31.7% - read it at least weekly, and 16.6% said they read the daily paper three times or more each week.

For white readers, the Polish-language Daily Zagoda was in third place, with 13. …

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