Frequency of online news sharing on social media in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

This graph shows how often UK social media users shared news on social media. One in five (20.6 percent) shared news on social media at least once a week. 69 percent of respondents didn't share any news on social media in the month before the survey was conducted.

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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

July 5–16, 2018

Number of respondents

1,903 respondents

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Online sample representative of the UK adult population, based on key demographic variables such as age, gender, and region of residence". A screening question was used to filter out respondents who had never used at least one of the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp

* Respondents were asked "Some people like to share news about politics on social media. Over the last month, approximately how often did you share news on social media?"

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