News sources in Australia 2018 by political orientation

The statistic presents information about the main news sources used by consumers in Australia as of February 2018, broken down by political orientation. As of this date, around 75 percent of left-wing news consumers in Australia accessed news through online sources.

Main news sources used by consumers in Australia as of February 2018, by political orientation

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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

Australia

Survey time period

January to February, 2018

Number of respondents

2,026 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey question(s) was phrased as follows: "Some people talk about ‘left’, ‘right’ and ‘centre’ to describe parties and politicians. (Generally socialist parties would be considered ‘left wing’ whilst conservative parties would be considered ‘right wing’). With this in mind, where would you place yourself on the following scale? Typically, how often do you access news? By news we mean national, international, regional/local news and other topical events accessed via any platform (radio, TV, newspaper or online). How interested, if at all, would you say you are in news? How interested, if at all, would you say you are in news about politics?"

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