Share of consumers who follow politics online Australia 2018 by political orientation

The statistic presents information about the share of consumers who follow a political party or politician on social media in Australia as of February 2018, broken down by political orientation. As of this date, around 37 percent of left-wing news consumers in Australia followed a politician on social media.

Share of consumers who follow a political party or politician on social media in Australia as of February 2018, by political orientation

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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? When accessing news through social media like Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, have you subscribed to or followed any of the following? Please select all that apply. [A news organization, a journalist, a political party, a politician, a campaigning group, None of these]."

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