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Smartphones are now the ‘go to’ device for morning news for most people

A new survey has revealed that the smartphone is now the go-to device for most Irish people in the morning for news.

More than a third (35 pc) of Irish people have said their phone is the first device they reach for news, while the number of people reading printed newspapers has almost halved in the past seven years, from 50 pc to 27 pc .

The recently released Digital News Report Ireland 2022 found that Ireland’s news outlets remain “relatively well-trusted” by international standards, with 52 percent of Irish people saying they can trust news most of the time. This is above the global average of 42pc.

Greece and the US The confidence score of IS is the lowest among the 46 measured countries, with only one-quarter (26 percent) of people trusting news most of the time.

Eight out of 10 people said they receive news through any platform at least once a day.

WhatsApp remains the most used social media application for whatever reason, with 70 percent of Irish people surveyed using it.

Only 18- to 24-year-olds (25pc) were interested in and interested in the news, which fell from 56 percent in 2016.

RT News remains the most trusted news brand in Ireland at 74 pc, while the Irish Independent (68 pc) was one of the most trusted newspapers in Ireland.

There was also evidence of a post-Covid decline in news consumption. The report found that 41 percent of people in Ireland avoid the news, with many saying they felt it negatively affected their mood. This is a sharp increase from 30 percent five years ago.

Many said the news had a lot to do with Covid-19 and politics, while 29 PCs said they believed the news was unreliable or biased. Another 29 PCs said they were tired of how much news was available.

One in six Irish people (16pc) paid for news online in the past year through subscription, lump sum payment or donation, which is less than the 17pc average internationally.

More than 40 percent of people in Norway pay for news online, while in the UK only one in 11 (9pc) pays for it.
The survey found Ireland to have the highest number of subscriptions to foreign news outlets per capita compared to every other country.

The report found that almost half (48 percent) of news subscriptions in Ireland are for foreign news outlets.

The only country that came close was Canada (39 pc), with most other countries reporting figures in single-digit percentages.

Radio remains a powerful source of news in Ireland, with 31 percent of people receiving their first briefing in the morning. This compares well with the UK’s 17pc and the EU’s 19pc.

Ireland has the highest per capita use of podcasts of all the countries surveyed, with nearly half (46 pc) of people saying they had listened to a podcast in the past month, up from the average 34 pc.

The report also found that social media is now the main source of news for people aged 18 to 24, with 39 percent preferring it to other media.

Nine out of 10 people are paying attention to climate change coverage in the media, 44pc want the media to focus more on governments and big corporations, while 21pc believe the focus should be on what ordinary citizens are doing can.

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