The United States is the most popular source for global online news and information, but India is a major player in this space, according to new research.
In a study published by the National Center for Digital Policy (NCDP), Indian internet users who were searching for news and news related to India online were much more likely to find content from India.
India is the country with the second-largest number of internet users globally, after the United States.
The study, titled “How do we get the best online news in India?,” surveyed over 7,000 people in the United Kingdom, Australia, India and the United Arab Emirates.
The study found that nearly 70 percent of internet-users in the U.K., India and Australia said they would find the news they were looking for on a website from India, while the U,A and UAE combined were more likely than any other country to find news and content from Indian sources.
The results showed that the United State is a big player in the digital news arena in terms of its usership, and India is not far behind.
The U.S. and India are ranked at number one and two respectively in terms to reach over 3 billion internet users.
India also has a sizable online community, with over 5 million active users and over 3 million Facebook followers.
The report states that India’s largest online news site, The Huffington Post, has over 100 million daily users, and has more than 10 million page views per day.