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.

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

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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Source

Release date

October 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

among respondents who watch online news videos

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide information about the methodology (number of respondents, type of survey, an exact date of survey).
The source does not provide information regarding the missing percentage points to 100 percent.

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