Visiting News Websites

Jul 2, 2012

Q. And how often do you visit news websites?

 

Total

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Read news
papers daily

Read news
papers a few times a week

Read news
papers about once a week

Read news
papers less often

Never read news
papers

Daily

39%

39%

39%

38%

54%

38%

34%

33%

26%

A few times a week

23%

25%

25%

18%

19%

31%

29%

16%

15%

About once a week

11%

10%

10%

12%

8%

6%

18%

12%

7%

Less often

18%

18%

17%

20%

11%

19%

13%

32%

15%

Never

10%

8%

9%

12%

8%

6%

6%

8%

37%

39% said they visited news websites daily and 73% visit at least once a week.

Visiting news websites was similar across age groups but a little higher for those on higher incomes – 44% of those earning $1,600+ pw compared to 33% of those earning under $600 pw.

Those who read newspapers frequently also visit news websites more frequently – 54% of those reading newspapers daily also visit news websites daily.

Note that as this is an online survey, all respondents have access to the Internet.