News consumption in the U.S.: reasons for reading vs. watching online in 2013

Reasons for reading the news vs. watching online news videos in the United States in 2013

by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 10, 2013
News consumption in the U.S.: reasons for reading vs. watching online in 2013 The graph shows the reasons US consumers gave for reading the news or watching online news videos in 2013. During the survey, 27 percent of respondents stated they read news when they were home.
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Reasons for reading the news vs. watching online news videos in the United States in 2013

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Watch online videoRead
To be entertained50%14%
When have more spare time28%30%
More efficient use of my time25%34%
To access news right away23%43%
When I am home22%27%
When I am on the go20%37%
When a complicated news story19%46%
More personal experience16%31%
For clarity12%51%
Fuller/more complete story12%53%
For balanced view on a news story10%39%
To feel like I have more control10%41%
When I am at work9%43%
For accurate & trustworthy news8%43%
Watch online videoRead
To be entertained50%14%
When have more spare time28%30%
More efficient use of my time25%34%
To access news right away23%43%
When I am home22%27%
When I am on the go20%37%
When a complicated news story19%46%
More personal experience16%31%
For clarity12%51%
Fuller/more complete story12%53%
For balanced view on a news story10%39%
To feel like I have more control10%41%
When I am at work9%43%
For accurate & trustworthy news8%43%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 10, 2013
The graph shows the reasons US consumers gave for reading the news or watching online news videos in 2013. During the survey, 27 percent of respondents stated they read news when they were home.
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