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Classroom Context: Sources for Learning About Economic Issues

As part of the 2012 NAEP economics assessment, twelfth-graders were asked a series of questions about how often they used various sources to learn about economics. The full text of the series of questions is below.

To what extent do you use the following sources to learn about economic issues?

A. Newspapers and magazines
B. Radio and television
C. Internet
D. Family and friends
E. Personal experiences (such as having a job or keeping a budget)

For each question, students could select the following options.

A. Not at all
B. Small extent
C. Moderate extent
D. Large extent

The percentage of students who responded in each category are shown in the tabs below.