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Most people get their news online - but many are switching off altogether. Here’s why

72% of internet users in the European Union now get their news online. Image: Unsplash/charlesdeluvio

Stefan Ellerbeck

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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On average, 72% of internet users in the EU aged 16-74 read news online.
On average, 72% of internet users in the EU aged 16-74 read news online. Image: Eurostat

Use of the Internet for reading news online in the EU.
People aged 25-54 and city-dwellers are more likely to read news online. Image: Eurostat

news online websites
The proportion of people who directly access online news websites is declining. Image: Reuters Institute

trust news online declining
Trust in news is decreasing in many countries. Image: Reuters Institute

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