Reasons for using live news pages online in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013

This statistic displays reasons live news page users gave for using news sites in the United Kingdom in 2013. The most common reasons given was "to follow breaking news stories like natural disasters, protests or shootings," which was cited by 74 percent of respondents.

Why do you use live pages to consume news content online?*

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Release date

June 2013


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January and February 2013

Number of respondents

237 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

news consumers; use live pages

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was, "You said that you use live news pages (short updates in chronological order). Thinking about this, please select the statments that apply to you."

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