Share of reasons for using social media for news in Finland 2016

This statistic shows the share of reasons for using social media for news in Finland in 2016. During the period under survey, roughly 10 percent of the respondents listed social media's ability to recognize user preferences and thus present more significant news as an important reason for following the news on social media.

Share of reasons for using social media for news in Finland in 2016

Share of respondents
It is an easy way to access several news sources44%
It delivers the most recent news quickly41%
It is easy to comment on news and share them with others30%
It alarms when there are notable news12%
It gives me a feeling for what news my friends are interested in23%
It recognizes my preferences and thus presents more significant news10%
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Sources

Release date

June 2016

Region

Finland

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

924 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Internet users, who followed the news via social media during the month before the survey

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Earlier you stated that you used social media as a news source. What are the reasons behind it? Please choose the most important reasons."

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