The questions featured in Monday's online interview, the first under a new alliance between ABC News and Yahoo! News, were generated by Internet users. More than 40,000 questions, including one from Republican presidential contender former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, were submitted online.
Asked which sites he visits to get the news, Obama noted that former Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave him an iPad to surf the Web.
"You know I'm pretty eclectic," the president said. "I read a lot of news that I used to read in print, I read on the Web now. I go to ABCNews.com, of course, and also Yahoo!. Typically, I read on the web what I read in hard copy."