Leading types of online news sources by reach in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2014

This statistic ranks online news source types by reach among online news consumers in the United Kingdom from 2013 to 2014. In 2013, social media sources, like Facebook and Twitter, were used for news by 23 percent of UK adults who used the internet to consume news. Search engines, like Google and Yahoo!, were used for news by 19 percent of respondents in 2014.

Types of news websites and online news sources ranked by reach in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2013 to 2014*

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Release date

June 2014


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2013 to 2014**

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

all who use internet for news (32 percent of UK adults)

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original survey question: "Thinking specifically about the internet which of the following do you use for news nowadays." Individual websites were grouped by type.
** Dates of most recent survey were March and April 2014.
*** n (2013) = 857; n (2014) = 1,029.

‘Aggregators’ includes Google News, MSN News, Yahoo News, AOL News, Feedly, Flipboard, plus any other sites nominated by respondents. 'Social media’ includes Facebook and Twitter. ‘Search engines’ include Google and any other search engine nominated by respondents.

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