Hi AppNewser readers - we're now a part of Mediabistro's SocialTimes.com. For more great App news, reviews, guides and tips, head over to InsideMobileApps.

Canadians Don’t Want to Pay for Online News

The Canadian Media Research Corp. recently released the results of a survey. To the surprise of no one, a vast majority of the 1,682 respondents to this poll would rather find a different free source of news than pay for it.

Respondents were quite firm when asked if they would pay for the news they get online, and 81% reported that they would rather abandon a preferred site than pay.  Only 4% said that they would pay, with about 15% not sure. In comparison, a significantly higher percentage already pay for music (26%) and games (19%). This does not bode well for anyone planning to survive on the fees generated by a paywall.

The report goes on to note that if there were no other option, some respondents would be willing to pay, with about a third preferring to pay by subscription.

report

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Social Media Metrics

Social Media MetricsStarting September 4, work with a social media manager to monitor, measure and optimize your social media efforts! Danielle Brigida will teach your how to sift through web analytics, Facebook Insights, and Twitter mentions to develop a comprehensive reporting and tracking system for your brand. Register now!