A new poll from the Pew Research Center says about one-quarter of Americans would not miss their daily newspaper if it (and its online operation) folded.
More than half of regular newspaper readers would miss it if it folded, but even among them, about 20 per cent said they wouldn't miss it or miss it much.
There is a high degree of understanding of the newspaper industry's struggles. But only slightly more than four in 10 view closure as hurtful to civic life.
The poll was conducted last week.