Online news gateways used in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015, by age

This statistic shows how users come across online news in the United Kingdom in 2015, by age group. News websites were the most popular source for all age groups, while respondents aged 18 to 24 were more likely to come across news through social media than other groups.

Thinking about how you find news online, which are the main ways that you come across news stories?*

18-2425-3465+
Directly accessed one or more news websites apps53%52%48%
Search38%34%29%
Used a search engine and typed in a keyword for the name of a particular website25%26%19%
Used a search engine and typed in a keyword about a particular news story25%17%17%
Used social media and came across news that way45%37%16%
Got news via an email newsletter or email alert10%7%16%
Received a news alert through an app on my mobile phone/tablet or via SMS12%9%9%
Used a website or mobile app that pulls together different news links6%9%1%
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Source

Release date

June 2015

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

January and February 2015

Number of respondents

2,149 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

news consumers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was: "Thinking about how you got news online (via computer, mobile or any device) in the last week, which were the ways in which you came across news stories? Please select all that apply."

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