The annual international representative survey on changing news usage conducted by the Reuters Institute (Oxford) shows general trends and national peculiarities of developments. The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut carries out the German part of this study.
How the population or – respectively - various groups within it, is altering its consumption of news and what role the various technical platforms and news services play in that process, are central questions posed in the Reuters Institute Digital News Survey, which the Oxford-based Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has been conducted annually since 2012.
The 2022 study was conducted simultaneously in the following countries under the coordination of the Oxford (UK) based Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism: Argentina1
, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil1
, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile1
, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece1
, Hong Kong, Hungary, India1
, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya1
, the Netherlands, Nigeria1
, Norway, Peru, the Philippines1
, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa1
, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey1
, the United Kingdom and the United States. About 2,000 people per country were interviewed in 2022.
Limited representativeness of the sample.
About 2,000 people per country were interviewed in 2022. In the tenth repetition, the study is based on a total of 93,432 respondents from 46 countries on six continents.
The fieldwork was carried out by the polling institute YouGov between 14 January and 10 February 2022, prior to the start of Russia's war against the Ukraine.
Since 2013, the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut has been the collaborating partner responsible for the German contribution. In 2022, the survey was funded by the State Media Authorities and the Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF).
The findings of each year for Germany are documented in the series “Working Papers of the HBI
” (as PDF available for download).
The international and the German report 2022 were published in London on 15 June 2022.