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

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

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 16, 2015
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.
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Thinking about how you find news online, which are the main ways that you come across news stories?*

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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%
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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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 16, 2015
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.
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