Britain’s favorite news moments in 2021 include Marcus Rashford’s school dinner campaign, Donald Trump’s ban on social media and Tom Daley’s knitting at the Tokyo Olympics.
However, the best news of the year was England’s men’s football team reaching the Euro 2020 final, voted by 21% of the 2,000 British adults polled.
Emma Raducanu winning the US Open (20%) was also popular, as was Piers Morgan coming off the Good Morning Britain set (13%).
Other highlights of the year include Adele’s return, Cristiano Ronaldo joining Manchester United and the infamous Zoom reunion with Jackie Weaver and Handforth Parish Council.
Conducted before the Downing Street Christmas Party scandal broke, the poll was commissioned by digital magazine and ‘at will’ newspaper app Readly.
You can test your own knowledge of the major events of 2021 by participating in the ” Readly Quiz of the Year ”.
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Behavioral psychologist Jo Hemmings said, “2021 has been a year of great sporting moments that have united the nation.
“Yet lingering public health issues, bizarre events and uncertainty have led many of us to experience ups and downs and worry about what might happen next.
“Challenges such as working from home, limited social events and less connection with friends and family were again evident this year.
“But one thing many of us have learned is to take our rapidly changing news in ‘windows of concern’, on a need-to-know basis – rather than watching the news continuously or being on the safe side. social networks all day.
“We can decrease our levels of stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, by listening to soothing music and immersing ourselves in a magazine or newspaper of our choice, which gives us balance and pleasure, releasing our hormone. reward, dopamine.
“It’s all about personal care and indulgence in tough times. “
The study also saw Marcus Rashford named “Hero of the Year”, garnering 31% of the vote.
He was closely followed by activist and environmentalist David Attenborough, tennis ace Emma Raducanu placing third.
Musicians Adele and Ed Sheeran also entered the top 10, as did Sky Brown, the 13-year-old Olympic skateboarder.
The villain of the year, meanwhile, was former US President Donald Trump, chosen by 44% of adults.
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Second place went to Matt Hancock AND Meghan Markle – both chosen by 33% of those polled – while 31% went for current Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The study also found that eight in ten adults consider themselves “up to date” on current affairs.
But 37% of those who work from home admit they missed the “water cooler” moments to discuss hot topics with colleagues.
Respondents estimate they have five major news conversations per month, while just under a quarter (23%) tend to share major developments on social media.
When big news arrives – for example, comedian Sean Lock passed away in August – 12% have heard the news from a TV show.
More than one in ten (11%) found out via social media, while 7% read it in a digital newspaper or magazine, or heard it on the radio.
And only three percent have heard of it in a face-to-face conversation.
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When it comes to topics Britons just don’t want to hear anymore, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are at the top of the list – along with Love Island.
Four in ten of those polled are fed up with hearing about YouTube figures – and another third don’t want to read anything else about cryptocurrencies.
The study, conducted via OnePoll, found that 51% spent “too” much time “scrolling through fate” this year – reading endless negative comments on social media.
Chris Crouchman of Readly, which has 6,300 titles, said: “There has been a great appetite for news this year in our portfolio of digital magazines and newspapers.
“The information from the app shows that people are also looking for inspiration and want to learn more about categories such as running, cycling and fitness, home and renovation, as well as TV, cinema and cinema.
“However, celebrities and entertainment remain the most read category among Brits this year.
“While there are many topics our readers want to know more about, there are certainly some we are all set to leave behind as we look forward to a fresh start in 2022.”
FAVORITE NEWS FROM THE BRITS IN 2021:
- England in the final of Euro 2020
- Emma Raducanu winning the US Open (tennis)
- Marcus Rashford School Dinner Campaign
- Piers Morgan leaves the set of Good Morning Britain
- Facebook and Twitter ban Donald Trump
James Bond movie “No Time to Die” finally released
Tom Daley knitting at the Olympics
This interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Oprah
Jackie Weaver and Handforth Parish Council
The revelations about the Matt Hancock affair
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United
The Ever Given container ship stuck in the Suez Canal
The #FreeBritney campaign
When Facebook / Instagram / WhatsApp broke everything at the same time
Sky Brown wins bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics
The “Friends” reunion (TV show)
The great preparation of June 21 “Freedom Day” – this never happened
Bernie Sanders meme in his mittens at the Joe Biden nomination
Paul Rudd named sexiest man in the world
The rise of shipyards
The Incredible Kardashians finally come to an end
The reboot of “Sex and the City”
Kourtney Kardashian dating Travis Barker
Facebook changes its name to Meta
Boris Johnson marries
GamesMaster is relaunched
Kim and Kanye split up
The return of the Met Gala – and the incredible outfit of Kim Kardashian
Anti-sex beds at the Olympics