News consumption via social media 2015, by type

The statistic presents information on the types of news accessed via social media worldwide in 2015. During the survey period it was found that 46 percent of the respondents indicated they accessed entertainment news using their social media.

Types of news accessed via social media worldwide in 2015

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Source

Release date

June 2015

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

January and February 2015

Number of respondents

n = 2,316*

Special properties

al who used social media to access news in the past week

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Sample sizes:
France: n = 364
Ireland: n = 543
United Kingdom: n = 613
United States: n = 796.

The source did not provide information on the age of the respondents. The data was weighted to reflect the entire country's population.
The source also made the following remarks:
1. "This is an online survey – and as such the results will underrepresent the consumption habits of people who are not online (typically older, less affluent, and with limited formal education)"
2. "We filtered out anyone who said that they had not consumed any news in the past month, in order to ensure that irrelevant responses didn’t adversely affect data quality. This category was between one percent and three percent in most countries but as high as eight percent in the UK."
During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "You said you came across news via social media in the last week, what type of content do you tend to access this way? Please select all that apply.."

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