Notes: US news consumers (those who consume some type of news on a monthly basis) are most interested in national and local news (each at 57%), making the US the only country of the 10 tracked where local news is as important to news consumersÂ as news about the country. Compared to the other 9 countries, respondents in the US are the most interested in local news and news about the economy, while being the least interested in international news and sports news. 1 in 5 indicated business and financial news to be among their 5 most important news types.
About the Data: The data is based on a survey of more than 18,000 people across 10 countries: USA; UK; Germany; France; Denmark; Finland; Spain; Italy; Urban Brazil; and Japan. Research was conducted by YouGov using an online questionnaire at the end of January/beginning of February 2014. More methodological details can be found by accessing the above link.