‘Why are British people turning off the TV news?’ | M. Lawson- The Guardian

‘Why are British people turning off the TV news?’ | M. Lawson- The Guardian

One of the most intriguing findings of the survey is that the only two countries with more news-avoiders than the UK are Israel and Slovenia, which, given the history of those nations, raises the suspicion that viewers may be evading relentless bad news or views with which they disagree. It would be interesting to know if, in Northern Ireland, there has been similar evidence of headline-skipping and whether it will spread to Scotland as the media referendum deluge takes hold. In the rest of Britain, though, anecdote and social media suggest, the objection to news shows comes from a perception that they are worthy, boring, include too much foreign reporting or display liberal bias.

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