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It Is True, The Sun Is The Number 1 Newspaper In The U K

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What's your favourite daily national newspaper?

2667 votes since Thursday, July 17 2008

Answer Result Percentage Number of votes

Sun 23% 613 votes

Guardian 9% 227 votes

Daily Mail 23% 626 votes

Mirror 9% 243 votes

Daily Star 3% 69 votes

Independent 6% 165 votes

Daily Express 6% 158 votes

Times 11% 281 votes

Telegraph 11% 285 votes

No wonder we had a housing bubble! If the fact that our (joint) favourite paper is a knicker-sheet it is little wonder we are in the state we are in.

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You guys ascribe too much power to the papers. Readership of hard copies are down (as is advertising) and forums like this very one combined with the socialisation of media mean it is the traditional newspaper format that is doomed (UK PLC might be too but no more than Iceland PLC/Spain PLC/USA PLC/Ireland PLC).

It's more about HPC vs Singing Pig these days than Sun v Mirror or if we're not quite there yet we will be just as soon as the MySpace generation are the decision makers (and please don't make any hackneyed old fart comments about "god help us when that happens" etc).

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Oh and all the sheeple stuff is deeply patronising and borderline offensive - a lazy catch-all to generalise and de-personalise all those you deem stupid or ignorant.

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I can't believe more people read the Independent than the Daily Star. At least the Star has celebrity gossip in it, wheras the independent is like a tour round a hippy encampment.

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What's your favourite daily national newspaper?

2667 votes since Thursday, July 17 2008

Answer Result Percentage Number of votes

Sun 23% 613 votes

Guardian 9% 227 votes

Daily Mail 23% 626 votes

Mirror 9% 243 votes

Daily Star 3% 69 votes

Independent 6% 165 votes

Daily Express 6% 158 votes

Times 11% 281 votes

Telegraph 11% 285 votes

No wonder we had a housing bubble! If the fact that our (joint) favourite paper is a knicker-sheet it is little wonder we are in the state we are in.

Your figures show 626 votes for the Daily Mail. Has 626 stopped being a greater number than 613 in your world?

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Your figures show 626 votes for the Daily Mail. Has 626 stopped being a greater number than 613 in your world?

Don't confuse him, he reads The Sun

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Your figures show 626 votes for the Daily Mail. Has 626 stopped being a greater number than 613 in your world?

Sun 23% = DM 23%

de minimus variance

You also missed my observation that the Sun is a "joint" favourite. :P

Edited by Realistbear

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Jim: I know exactly who reads the papers.

The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country.

The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country.

The Times is read by people who actually do run the country.

The Daily Mirror is read by the wives of the people who run the country.

The Financial Times is read by people who own the country.

The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country.

The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is.

Sir Humphrey: Prime Minister, what about people who read the Sun.

Bernard: Sun readers don't care who runs the country as long as she's got big tits.

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If 613 voted for The Sun and 626 people voted for the Daily Mail then the Daily Mail is the more popular paper.

Quote all the Latin and percentages you want, it's still a basic fact. ;)

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What's your favourite daily national newspaper?

2667 votes since Thursday, July 17 2008

Answer Result Percentage Number of votes

Sun 23% 613 votes

Guardian 9% 227 votes

Daily Mail 23% 626 votes

Mirror 9% 243 votes

Daily Star 3% 69 votes

Independent 6% 165 votes

Daily Express 6% 158 votes

Times 11% 281 votes

Telegraph 11% 285 votes

No wonder we had a housing bubble! If the fact that our (joint) favourite paper is a knicker-sheet it is little wonder we are in the state we are in.

Votes from where? HPC members?

Comparable figures from a national lifestyle survey of 8 million people

Express 7.4

Mail 22.8

Mirror 16.4

Record 4.6

Telegraph 7.2

FT 0.6

Guardian 4.0

Independent 1.6

Star 2.6

Sun 27.5

Times 5.2

I can't believe more people read the Independent than the Daily Star. At least the Star has celebrity gossip in it, wheras the independent is like a tour round a hippy encampment.

They don't, in the general populace <_<

This suggests that the people who responded to this poll are significantly more likely than the average population to read the Guardian, Independent, or Times - although one has to be careful since there is a different set of titles in the two figures.

On the plus side the people polled would appear to be more intellectual than the general populace.

On the down side the general populace's favourite rag is still a "knicker-sheet", or the Mail.

The two titles have rather different readership profiles. The Sun is irredeemably downmarket although due to its volume it can claim a high number of upmarket readers the proportion of its readers who are downmarket is amongst the highest of all titles. The Mail is not really upmarket but not really downmarket either. The research suggests (never take research as absolute truth) that, on average, a Sun reader is more likely to be in routine employment, more likely to have no educational qualifications and much less likely to be in managerial or professional employment.

The fact that no newspaper targeting the educated / professional section of the population achieves a large readership surely illustrates that thinking is not a fashionable or common quality. I have no direct statistics to show whether the ability to count is also uncommon and unfashionable. ;)

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Oh and all the sheeple stuff is deeply patronising and borderline offensive - a lazy catch-all to generalise and de-personalise all those you deem stupid or ignorant.

I can exclusively reveal the results of my own national newspaper survey:

Weegie Herald: 45%

Schlocksman: 22%

Daily Wrecker: 18%

Aberdeen P & J: 8%

Dundee Courier: 7%

And if we just had to worry about the "sheep"le that read the P & J it would be fine -- and even dandy.

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The Daily Mirror Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country.

I think that's how it goes.

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It Is True, The Sun Is The Number 1 Newspaper In The U K, The average person in the UK is a sheeple

Wrong, RB. You should have said:

"It Is True, The Daily Mail Is The Number 1 Newspaper In The U K, The average person in the UK is a cretin."

(But, luckily, the DM is not No1, afaik, so the average person is a lot brighter than you think!)

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Oh and all the sheeple stuff is deeply patronising and borderline offensive - a lazy catch-all to generalise and de-personalise all those you deem stupid or ignorant.

Indeed, i prefer to call them Proletarians.

Edited by JohnnyB

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