Share of young adults using select social networks for news worldwide in 2015

The statistic presents information on the percentage of young adults using select social networks for news in 2015. During the survey period it was found that 20 percent of the respondents aged between 18 and 24 years indicated that they used YouTube to access news.

Percentage of young adults using select social networks for news 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 = 2,424

Age group

18-24 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible.
The source 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: "Which, if any, of the following have you used for any purpose/for reading, watching, sharing, or discussing news in the last week? Please selectall that apply."

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