The Reuters Institute analyzed how news is being consumed globally.

An online questionnaire at the end of January/beginning of February 2022 of around 2,000 adults each in 46 countries was conducted.

Key findings include:

  • 42% of total participants say they trust “most news most of the time.”
    • Finland has the highest levels of overall trust (69%), while news trust in the USA has fallen by three percentage points and remains the lowest (26%).
  • The average age of a person who has an online news subscription was 47.
    • 8% of news subscribers in the U.K. and 17% in the U.S. were under 30.
  • News consumers who say they avoid news “often or sometimes” increased across countries.
    • This category doubled in both Brazil (54%) and the U.K. (46%) since 2017
  • Facebook remains the most-used social network for news (60%) and TikTok is the fastest growing platform for news (16%)

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Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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