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News sources most important to news consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) 2020

When asked in a 2020 survey which news sources were the most important to them, 23 percent of respondents in the United Kingdom (UK) selected BBC One. This was nearly double the amount that listed ITV as their most important news source, at 12 percent.

Which news source, of those you use, is the most important to you personally?*

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Release date

August 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

February - April 2020

Number of respondents

4,314 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

all who specify at least one source for the news

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original survey question: "Looking at all the sources of news you have said that you use, which one is most important to you?"

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