Repubblica.it Ranks #1 Among Online Reading
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The recent announcement came as no surprise, considering that newsstand sales of the Rome-based newspaper reach 500,000 copies a day. What did come as a surprise, however, was the second place, Affari Italiani.
An online "marketplace" for the sale of new and used items, Affari Italiani is read, according to the Infocity's study, by 12.8 percent of those who get their news and information through Italian Internet sources on a daily basis. Il Sole 24 Ore Online, another daily newspaper, ranked third with 11.4 percent, while the popular sports paper, Gazzetta dello Sport Online captured 7.2 percent of readers, taking the number four spot.
More than 80 percent of those surveyed said that they had full confidence in the information published in online newspapers, compared to only 4.2 percent that were extremely cautious about believing what they read over the net.
And what are Italians reading? Politics (42.5%) took the top ranking, followed by sports (20%), culture (10%), and technology (7.5%).