Paid news content access in the U.S. in 2017, by content type

The graph depicts the share of consumers who pay for news publications in the United States as of March 2017, by type. During the survey, two percent of respondents stated that they paid for a digital version of a magazine.

Share of consumers who pay for news publications in the United States as of March 2017, by type

Share of respondents
Magazine in any format31%
Print version of a magazine19%
Both a print and a digital version of a magazine9%
Digital version of a magazine2%
Newspaper in any format29%
Print version of a newspaper14%
Both a print and a digital version of a newspaper12%
Digital version of a newspaper3%
News apps for your smartphone or tablet15%
Digital news site10%
Print or digital newsletter9%
Public television, public radio, or other nonprofit journalism17%
Public television10%
Other nonprofit journalism8%
Public radio7%
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Sources

Release date

May 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 16 to March 20, 2017

Number of respondents

2,199 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

* 1,194 who pay for a news subscription and 1,005 who do not pay for any news

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