- 13 Oct 2016 9:00 AM
In the representative survey of 2,000 people conducted between Sept. 1 and 15, people rated the significance of their new sources on a scale of 1 to 5, awarding television 4.2 points, friends and family 4.1 and the internet 3.3.
Some 71% of social media users said they regularly read news items there and 40% said they also shared some items. Fully 66% said they were most interested in tabloid news.
Fully 62% said they regularly read news on public affairs and 27% said they shared these items. According to the survey, 37% of people with social media profiles read news items on a daily basis.
Altogether 67% said it was possible they had first come across a news item on social media.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.