Q. How frequently do you use technology platforms like Google and Facebook to search for, and read news articles?
|At least daily||52%||46%||64%||46%|
|At least once a week||22%||26%||20%||21%|
|At least once a month||8%||16%||5%||4%|
|Less frequently than one a month||6%||5%||4%||9%|
- Half of adult Australians use social media platforms like Facebook and Google to search and read news on a daily basis (52%). A further 22% use social media weekly to access news.
- People aged 35-54 are the heaviest consumers of news through social media, with 64% using a platform on a daily basis.
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