Increasing Number Of Hungarians Get News Via Social Media

  • 13 Oct 2016 9:00 AM
Increasing Number Of Hungarians Get News Via Social Media
An increasing number of Hungarians access news via social media, a survey by Kutatópont found. Altogether 65% of Hungarians use the internet and 67% have a profile on social media. Of the people who have social media profiles, 74% read news from this source and 60% shared the information online at least once a month.

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.

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