Reasons for using social media as a news source in Ireland 2016

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the reasons for using social media networks as a source of news in Ireland in 2016. The survey found that 57 percent of respondents stated that social media were fast for breaking news.

What are the main reasons you use social media as a source of news?

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Sources

Release date

June 2016

Region

Ireland

Survey time period

January 29 to February 17, 2016

Number of respondents

2,003 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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