News topics among business executives worldwide 2016

The statistic presents the most popular news topics among executives worldwide as of October 2016. During the survey, 57 percent of respondents stated that they read local news in a typical week.

Most popular news categories among executives worldwide as of October 2016

Share of respondents
Business/finance93%
Global affairs85%
Politics77%
Technology65%
Local news57%
Entertainment/pop culture44%
Lifestyle40%
Sports34%
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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

September and October 2016

Number of respondents

1,357 respondents

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which of the following categories of news do you read in a typical week?"

The source adds the following information: "The respondent pool consisted of business leaders in 97 countries and 31 industries. C-level executives were the most highly represented group by job title (50% of respondents); others in the pool included managing partners, managing directors, VPs, directors, general managers, and board members. Industries represented include: consulting and business services (21% of respondents); finance (14%); media and advertising (13%); technology (11%); healthcare and life sciences (4%); retail and luxury goods (4%); and others (34%). The four largest industry segments were selected for this analysis. Distribution of respondents across age ranges was: under 25 (2%); 25-34 (13%); 35-44 (18%); 45-54 (26%); 55-64 (24%); 65 and older (16%)."

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