SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that older and more conservative South Koreans tend to use YouTube as a source of news more than their younger and more liberal counterparts.
The Korea Press Foundation on Monday published an analytical report that focused on the local data among those included in the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s digital news usage pattern research conducted in 46 countries worldwide.
For Korea, the share of those who get news through YouTube stood at 44 percent, higher than the average (29 percent) of the 46 countries. In particular, older and more conservative Koreans showed a higher reliance on YouTube as a source of news.
Among those over 60 years of age, 50 percent stated that they used YouTube as a news source, higher than the 40 percent reported for those in their 20s.
This trend is opposite to other countries, where younger people relied more on YouTube as a source of news.
By political orientation, 57 percent of conservative Koreans said they used YouTube as a source of news, higher than 43 percent for liberals and centrists.
In contrast, when it comes to podcasts, younger and more liberal Koreans showed a higher usage rate.
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