Most important news platform to consumers in the UK in 2019, by age group

This statistic shows the importance of news platforms to news users in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019, broken down by age group. In 2019, 51 percent of 16 to 24 year olds chose Television, while 83 percent chose the Internet as their most important source of news.

Most important new platforms to news consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) from in 2019, by age group*

Year (age group)2019 (16-24 years)2019 (65+ years)
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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

all who use any news source nowadays

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original survey question: "Which of the following do you use for news nowadays"
** n (16-24) = 805; n (65+) = 903.

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