We’re often asked which articles are most read on The Conversation and the topics most popular with our readers.
Here’s a look behind the scenes at what’s worked best since our launch in March 2011 up until 30 June 2013.
In future we’ll provide 6-monthly updates on this list.
March 2011- 30 June 2013
Top 10 most-read articles
No, you’re not entitled to your opinion: 446,856 views
To kill, cheetahs use agility and acceleration not top speed: 136,869 views
Explainer: Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity: 104,387 views
Bike helmets: an emergency doctor’s perspective: 78,255 views
Six myths about vaccination – and why they’re wrong: 77,995 views
Cancer immunity of strange underground rat revealed: 75,917 views
Most commented articles.
How do people reject climate science?: 717 comments
Australian cycling boom? Nope - it’s a myth: 474 comments
Lunch and dinner with Julian Assange, in prison: 412 comments
Top 10 universities, by readers
University of Melbourne: 2.5 million readers
University of Sydney: 2 million readers
Monash University: 1.9 million readers
University of New South Wales: 1.8 million readers
Australian National University: 1.3 million readers
Deakin University: 1.2 million readers
University of Western Australia: 1 million readers
University of Queensland: 1 million readers
University of Canberra: 965,000 readers
University of Technology, Sydney: 794,000 readers
Top 10 countries reading The Conversation
As for who’s reading us:
75% of you are under 45 years old
90% of you have an undergraduate degree or higher
Over 80% of you are not academics.
And collectively, The Conversation enjoys over 1.2 million unique visitors a month.