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Consumption of paid online news content in the U.S. 2017-2019, by topic

Data on the most popular topics for paid online editorial news content in the United States as of the final quarter of 2019 showed that the most popular topic was international news, with 54 percent of respondents stating that they paid for such content, compared to just 37 percent who paid to access financial news. The share of U.S. respondents who paid for international news increased by 12 percent between 2017 and 2019, suggesting an increased interest in keeping up to date with news and current affairs from outside the United States.

Most popular topics for paid online editorial news content in the United States in the 3rd quarter 2017 and 4th quarter of 2019

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

Q2 to Q3 2017 and Q4 2019

Number of respondents

2017: 2,400, 2019: 1,969

Method of interview

Online survey

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