This summary is provided by the IPR Digital Media Research Center

The Reuters Institute analyzed how news media are consumed globally.

An online survey of 93,895 respondents was conducted in 46 countries from January– March 2023. There was a sample size of 2,000+ respondents per country.

Key findings include:

1.) 24% of 18- to 24-year-old respondents accessed online news by going directly to a news website or app, compared to 52% of respondents aged 35 and up.
2.) 28% of respondents said they had used Facebook within the past week to consume news media.
— Respondents also used YouTube (20%) and WhatsApp (16%) to consume news media.
3.) 48% of respondents actively worried about missing out on important information due to algorithms and personalization of digital media.
4.) 42% of American respondents said they saw false or misleading information about politics and COVID-19 “in the past week.”
— UK (26%) and Japanese (18%) respondents also reported seeing false information about politics “in the past week.”
5.) 36% of respondents said they often or sometimes try to avoid the news.

Find the original report here.

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