Reliability of media types to access local breaking news Australia 2016 by gender

This statistic displays the reliability of different media types for breaking news in Australia in 2016, by gender. During the survey period, 24 percent of both the female and male respondents considered commercial TV to be the most reliable medium for local breaking news in Australia. However, only 12 percent of female, compared to 16 percent of male respondents stated that they consider local ABC radio to be the most reliable medium for accessing local breaking news.

Reliability of different media types for local breaking news in Australia in 2016, by gender

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Sources

Release date

May 2017

Region

Australia

Survey time period

September 26, 2016 to October 19, 2016

Number of respondents

2,457 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Regional Australians who did not have access to metropoitan television

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "which of the following media would you say is the most reliable for the very latest information about breaking or unfolding local news stories?"

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