Share of various media used as a news source in Finland 2017-2019, by media type

In 2019, television news channels were still the main source of news in Finland, with the share of 65 percent of respondents regularly following TV news. Newspapers' websites and apps were used as news sources almost as often, by the share of 63 percent of the respondents. However, the use of TV and newspaper websites as news sources steadily decreased similarly to any other media type in the survey period from 2017 to 2019.

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Number of respondents

2019: 2,009; 2018: 2,012; 2017: 2,007

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question was stated by the source as follows: "Mitä seuraavista mahdollisesti käytit viimeisen viikon aikana uutislähteenä? Valitse kaikki sopivat vastaukset."

* News portals refer to online portals such as and

** 24-hour TV channels refer to channels such as Sky News and BBC News 24.

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