More people are getting their news from the Internet than morning newspapers for the first time since 2010, and most online viewers don’t care about the source of the information, a survey showed.

The ratio of people who checked for news at least once a week on the Internet was 71.4 percent in the fiscal 2017 survey, up 14.3 percentage points from the fiscal 2010 survey, according to the Japan Press Research Institute, a public-interest organization in Tokyo.

The corresponding figure for morning newspapers was 68.5 percent, a drop of 14.4 percentage points.

It was the first time for the Internet to overtake morning newspapers in terms of providing news since the survey began asking the same question in the fiscal 2010 survey.

Among the online viewers, 57.1 percent said they do not pay attention to the names of the news organizations or the writers of the articles, compared with 42.5 percent who answered otherwise, according to the survey.

The survey, conducted in November 2017, covered 5,000 people aged 18 or older nationwide. Valid responses were collected from 3,169 people.