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  • View Poll Results: Which newspaper do you read the most often?
    The Sun
    6
    3.80%
    The Daily Mail
    11
    6.96%
    The Guardian
    51
    32.28%
    The Times
    28
    17.72%
    The Independent
    17
    10.76%
    The Telegraph
    21
    13.29%
    Other
    11
    6.96%
    I read more than one newspaper
    13
    8.23%

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    I've noticed that a lot of the newspaper sources on here are from the Daily Mail, and I am under the impression that The Sun is the most commonly read newspaper in the UK, both in physical form and online, so I thought I'd create a semi-scientific study.
    Basically, which newspaper do you read the most often either online or in physical paper form?
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    The Herald
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    The Guardian. :awesome:
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    telegraph
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    I read the telegraph and times on sunday.
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    I've once read The Independent so that I guess.
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    The London Metro or London Evening Standard.
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    (Original post by Captain92)
    I've noticed that a lot of the newspaper sources on here are from the Daily Mail, and I am under the impression that The Sun is the most commonly read newspaper in the UK, both in physical form and online, so I thought I'd create a semi-scientific study.
    Basically, which newspaper do you read the most often either online or in physical paper form?
    I read the BBC online which is brilliant. I have subscribed to The Times ( Regrettably, I have had to cancel it, because I won't find the time to read it- coursework)
    The Times is a fantastic newspaper. It is online content is just superb.
    I admit, I do read the Daily Mail but only for the comments. The comments are hilarious.
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    The Times.

    I suppose as a liberal I really ought to be reading the Guardian, but I can't stand the Stop the War Coalition supporting, lentil munching, smug champagne socialists that write for it...

    Though I get most of my news from the BBC anyway.
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    The Independent, most days.
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    The Independent. It is by far and away the best paper in the UK.

    The Guardian is achingly middle class and liberal. It is utterly polemic to that end and many articles in it have an irritating, condescending tone.

    The Times is ok, but ever so subtly Tory-propagandaish, plus it is owned by Murdoch. I find it too middle of the road to be especially interesting.

    The Telegraph has recently been infiltrated by many ex-Mail employees. I think it's an ok newspaper, but again too rightward-leaning for my taste.

    All other daily papers are tabloids, no?

    The Independent is generally well-written, has varying opinion articles of journalists from both right and left, has forward-thinking articles, and excellent modern features and layout. I love it.

    I'm a big fan of The Economist as well but you haven't included that in the poll. I suppose it counts as a magazine.
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    The Guardian. Among other reasons, I love the fact their internet site is so accessible and there's none of that paywall stuff Also, Mum reads it so it's an economic decision!

    When I'm older I think I might read the Independent though, I do find some of the Guardian commentators irritating and won't read the Times because I find it too right wing and hate to help Murdoch.
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    i alternate between that Daily Herald Tribune one (the international version of the new york times) and The I (the smaller version of the independent that only costs 20p!)

    but most of the time i'll browse the metro/evening standard on my way to school - its too early in the morning for the deep intelligent thinking required for newspapers
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    (Original post by BookWormShanti)
    The Guardian. Among other reasons, I love the fact their internet site is so accessible and there's none of that paywall stuff Also, Mum reads it so it's an economic decision!

    When I'm older I think I might read the Independent though, I do find some of the Guardian commentators irritating and won't read the Times because I find it too right wing and hate to help Murdoch.
    I am not Murdoch's biggest fan but you have to give him credit for The Times. It is fantastic.
    Although sometimes I do happen to disagree with some of the opinions. Recently, there was an article asking for a UK Fox News relying on the BBC support essentially.
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    Grauniad all the way.
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    (Original post by BookWormShanti)
    The Guardian. Among other reasons, I love the fact their internet site is so accessible and there's none of that paywall stuff Also, Mum reads it so it's an economic decision!

    When I'm older I think I might read the Independent though, I do find some of the Guardian commentators irritating and won't read the Times because I find it too right wing and hate to help Murdoch.
    Knew you would read the Guardian! :p:

    As for me (in no particular order) - the Mail, the Times, the Telegraph, the Spectator... As well as the typical BBC News. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by The_Male_Melons)
    I am not Murdoch's biggest fan but you have to give him credit for The Times. It is fantastic.
    Although sometimes I do happen to disagree with some of the opinions. Recently, there was an article asking for a UK Fox News relying on the BBC support essentially.
    Do you, really? I think the fail of Daily Mail/Sun > the success of The Times. Although I do love the Eureka magazine and I'm sure it is the most popular broadsheet for some reason
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Knew you would read the Guardian! :p:

    As for me (in no particular order) - the Mail, the Times, the Telegraph, the Spectator... As well as the typical BBC News. :rolleyes:
    Just as I knew you would read the Mail and the Telegraph my dear :cool: Although, I do get the Spectator from my neighbours when they're done (together with private eye)
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    (Original post by BookWormShanti)
    Just as I knew you would read the Mail and the Telegraph my dear :cool: Although, I do get the Spectator from my neighbours when they're done (together with private eye)
    Private Eye, oh I should read it more often. :p:

    When will HIGNFY/Mock the Week come back? :sad:
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    (Original post by BookWormShanti)
    Do you, really? I think the fail of Daily Mail/Sun > the success of The Times. Although I do love the Eureka magazine and I'm sure it is the most popular broadsheet for some reason
    The Sun is the most popular.
    The Daily Mail comments are hilarious especially the worst rated ones.

    The Times is really good. Of course there is the odd article, but the time overall, I think it is fantastic.
    Nothing beats the bbc.
 
 
 
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