Frequency of reading news on social media platforms

Sep 8, 2020

Q. How frequently do you use technology platforms like Google and Facebook to search for, and read news articles?

  Total Age Group
  18-34 35-54 55+
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%
Never 11% 6% 7% 19%
Base (n) 1,076 326 365 385
  • 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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