Q. Thinking about where you get your news, on an average weekday which of the following media would you use?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Commercial (free-to-air) TV news||64%||68%||67%||57%|
|ABC TV news||32%||34%||34%||32%|
|SBS TV news||12%||10%||11%||19%|
|Pay TV news||10%||11%||11%||6%|
|Commercial radio news||27%||23%||34%||20%|
|ABC radio news||17%||17%||17%||22%|
|Internet news sites – e.g. newspaper sites, ABC, etc||55%||54%||59%||56%|
|None of them||5%||2%||3%||10%|
The most commonly used news sources on weekdays are commercial TV news (64%), internet news sites (55%) and newspapers (42%).
Respondents aged 45+ were more likely to use commercial TV news (70%), newspapers (48%), and ABC TV news (43%). Those aged under 35 were more likely to access internet news sites (60%) and less likely to read newspapers (36%).
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