New study indicates more people tend to avoid news

A global study indicates that more people are avoiding news, finding it depressing, relentless, and dull.

The Reuters Institute at Oxford University reported that nearly 40% of people globally now often or occasionally avoid the news, up from 29% in 2017.

The authors suggest that conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East may be factors in this trend.

This shift occurs as billions worldwide participate in national and regional elections, which have spurred interest in news in some countries, including the United States.

The study also found that women and younger people are more likely to feel overwhelmed by the news.

Additionally, traditional news sources like TV and print have seen a significant decline over the past decade, with younger audiences increasingly turning to online platforms and social media for their news.

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