According to research by the Union of Cyprus Journalists for 2022, television is the most popular means of information in Cyprus, while younger people opt for social media. Radio and foreign media also recorded an increase.
The findings of the poll showed that three in four Cypriots chose television (74%) and seven in ten (68%) social media as their means of information. Approximately one in two Cypriots choose radio and online portals (46% and 44% respectively. Furthermore one in ten are getting their information from US, English media, newspapers and magazines.
Presenting the research, Cypronetwork director Christos Michaelides said that the percentages of radio, magazines, as well as of US and English media have increased compared to last year. Television remains the medium that most people prefer, without any changes to its percentage compared to last year’s research, while social media recorded a reduction of 5 percentage points (28% in 2022 compared to 33% in 2021).
Regarding age, older people get their information from television and radio (age 65+ 89%, 55-64 88% and 45-54 77%). These percentages are reversed regarding information from social media.
Furthermore, approximately four in 10 Cypriots believe that there is a high percentage of false news in Cyprus and also financial dependence and political influence in Cypriot media.