Italy: top online news sources 2019

A 2019 poll conducted in Italy showed that La Repubblica online, the web version of the national newspaper, is the most read online newspaper. 19 percent of respondents used it as a news source on a weekly basis, while 24 percent of users asked browsed the website of TgCom24 online. The website of news agency Ansa was accessed regularly by 21 percent of Italian internet users participating in the survey.

 La Repubblica online

According to data from December 2019, the website of the national newspaper La Repubblica had a daily online reach of about 642 thousand users through desktops, while over two million users land on the site through smartphones. Between 2014 and 2018, the average daily audience seemed to have increased from 1.6 to 2.9 million users, and the website became more popular on social networks. On the Facebook page alone, the number of fans increased from 2.5 million fans in 2015 to about four million fans in the first half of 2018.

 Users opinion

A poll released in 2017 indicated the main opinions of Italian readers about the website of La Repubblica. 30 percent of respondents believed the online newspaper had strong viewpoints and 28 percent thought it helped understanding complex issues.

Most used online news sources on a weekly basis in Italy in 2019

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Release date

April 2018



Survey time period

January and February 2019

Number of respondents

2,006 respondents

Special properties

Internet users

Method of interview

Online panel

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