Reasons for avoiding news in Australia 2018

The statistic presents results of a survey about consumers' reasons for avoiding news in Australia as of September 2018. During the survey period, around 48 percent of respondents stated to avoid news because they felt that following the news could have a negative effect on their mood such as making them angry, anxious or upset.

Reasons for avoiding news in Australia as of September 2018

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Release date

December 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

September 2018

Number of respondents

435 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

participants that reported that they had found themselves actively avoiding news content in the last week

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey question was phrased as follows: "What were your reasons for actively avoiding news in the last week?"
Multiple answers were allowed.

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