Primary source of news in India by age 2019

A majority of Indians under the age of 35 preferred to use online sources to access news, whereas, those above 35 years of age are more inclined towards traditional offline sources for news as of early January 2019. About 56 percent of the surveyed respondents under 35 years of age use online sources as their primary source of news, whereas only 38 percent of the older respondents consider online news as their primary news source. Radio remained a low priority for both age groups, however the younger respondents used it a little more than the older respondents.

Main sources of news across India in 2019, by age

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

January 2019

Number of respondents


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among English speakers with access to the internet who had consumed news in the month preceding the survey period

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

The survey question was- "You say you've used these sources of news in the last week, which would you say is your main source of news?"

*Out of the total respondents, 668 were under 35 years of age, and 313 were over 35 years of age.

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