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An international survey of over 10,700 consumers was commissioned by Two Sides and carried out by independent research company Toluna in June 2017. The survey was undertaken in ten countries: Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Topics covered were: consumer preferences, reading habits, trust in news, digital overload, advertising preferences, and the drive to digital-only communications.

Overall, findings conclude that consumers trust, enjoy and gain a deeper understanding of information read in print, with signs of digital fatigue and concern for security and privacy evident.

Some of the key findings from the global survey include:

  • 72% prefer reading printed books and magazines
  • 60% read a printed newspaper at least once a week
  • 76% think fake news is a worrying trend
  • 69% believe it is important to ‘switch off’ from electronic devices and enjoy print more
  • 58% don’t trust many of the ads they see online
  • 77% believe they should not be charged for paper bills and statements

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