News consumption in the UK

24 July 2019

The aim of this series of reports is to inform an understanding of news consumption across the UK, and within each UK nation.

The findings are published as part of our range of market research publications that examine people’s consumption of, and attitudes towards, different types of content on different platforms.

2019 report

Key research findings: TV is the most-used platform for news, despite an overall decrease in use. More adults are using social media and fewer using BBC TV channels for news. The number of adults who use social media for news has increased from 44% in 2018 to 29% in 2019.

News consumption in the UK: 2019 report (PDF, 2.2 MB)

News consumption in the UK: overview of 2019 findings (PDF, 270.3 KB)

News consumption in the UK: 2019 data tables (XLSX, 6.7 MB)

News consumption in the UK: 2019 questionnaire (PDF, 417.5 KB)

News consumption in the UK: 2019 raw data (CSV, 80.9 MB)

News consumption in the UK: 2019 technical report (PDF, 164.2 KB)