Mexico: reliance on WhatsApp as news source 2020, by age

During a survey fielded in Mexico at the beginning of 2020, 30 percent of respondents aged 25 to 34 who consumed news in the 30 days leading up to the survey stated they had accessed news content over WhatsApp during the seven days leading up to the survey.

Share of news consumers who used WhatsApp as a source of news in Mexico in 2020, by age group

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Sources

Release date

June 2020

Region

Mexico

Survey time period

end of January/beginning of February 2019

Number of respondents

2,015 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source did not provide information on the age of the respondents.
The source also made the following remarks:
1. „As this survey deals with news consumption, we filtered out anyone who said that they had not consumed any news in the past month, in order to ensure that irrelevant responses didn’t adversely affect data quality. This category averaged around three percent.“
2. „(…) online samples will tend to under-represent the consumption habits of people who are not online (typically older, less affluent, and with limited formal education). In this sense it is better to think of results as representative of online populations who use news at least once a month. “

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