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Current news 13 Sep 2017

Today’s number is about... reading the news online

Reading the news online is common practice among Spanish Internet users according to the National Telecommunications and Information Society Observatory (ONTSI). The agency published a study on the use of and attitudes regarding digital content, conducted in collaboration with the company Sigmados. The research found that 66.2% of Internet users have read the news online in the past year.

Reading the news online is the third most common digital habit, surpassed only by looking at pictures (71.6%) and using mobile apps (67.1%). By gender, more men (71.3%) read the online press than women (61.2%). However, when it comes to reading eBooks, more women do so (24.7%) than men (22.3%).

Other common practices among Internet users include using social networks (60.1%), watching movies or television shows (59.5 %), listening to music (58.1%), reading websites (55.4%), using file sharing programs (32.2%), playing videogames (23.3%), studying and training (20.3%) and sharing content (19.8%).

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