Around 75 per cent of Brits read, watch or listen to the news every day, bbc.co.uk reports.
The new Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism survey found that three quarters of Brits cannot go a day without catching up with the news. Furthermore, men were more likely to consume news than women were, whilst youngsters were seen to be less interested than older people in current affairs.
The survey, conducted by YouGov, quizzed 6,000 people in the UK, Germany, Denmark, France and the UK. Germany came top of the table, with around 90 per cent claiming they keep up to date with the news on a daily basis.
Many Brits preferred celebrity, music or entertainment news, with 21 per cent citing it as their preferred topic.
Online news articles are the most commonly-accessed among Brits, with 82 per cent of those surveyed claiming they read a news article online within the last week. 76 per cent, meanwhile, had watched a TV news bulletin, whilst 54 per cent had read a newspaper and 45 per cent listened to news on the radio.
Germans, meanwhile, were the most unwilling adopters of new technology, with just six in ten looking online for their news. The average among all five countries was around 80 per cent.