Mexico: reliance on WhatsApp as news source 2019, by age

This statistic displays the share of news consumers who used WhatsApp as a source of news in Mexico in 2019, by age group. During a survey, it was found that most news consumers that used WhatsApp as a source of news in Mexico were individuals aged 55 or older, with a penetration of 55 percent.

Share of news consumers who used WhatsApp as a source of news in Mexico in 2019, by age group

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Release date

June 2019



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. “Samples in each country were assembled using nationally representative quotas for age, gender, region (...). Education quotas were not applied (or not fully applied) in Mexico (…), so [this sample] will have a higher proportion of highly educated people than the general population.”
2. „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.“
3. „(…) 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. “
4. "Please note that in (...) Mexico (...) [the sample tends] to be based more around urban areas, which should be taken into consideration when interpreting results. "

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