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Newspaper Readers Interested in City News: Jiji Survey

Newspaper Readers Interested in City News: Jiji Survey

   Tokyo, Oct. 17 (Jiji Press)--A majority of newspaper subscribers in Japan read articles on the city news section with interest, a Jiji Press opinion poll has shown.
   Of the total respondents, 62.5 pct said they are newspaper subscribers, while 37.5 pct said they are not, according to the September survey on newspapers.
   The share of subscribers exceeded 40 pct in all age groups except respondents in their 30s, with the age group of between 18 and 29 scoring 40.3 pct.
   The subscription rate was high at 79.0 pct among respondents in their 60s and 85.1 pct among those aged 70 or older.
   Of the total subscribers, 68.1 pct said they read newspapers because they are a necessary source of information. Meanwhile, 38.6 pct said reading newspapers is a habit, and 33.9 pct said they learn things by reading newspapers.

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