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Facebook usage for news in selected European countries 2016-2020

This statistic displays the share of news consumers who used Facebook to access, find, read, watch, share or discuss news in selected European countries in 2016 to 2020. During the survey, it was found that the use of Facebook for news purposes was the highest in Italy and Spain, with the penetration of 56 percent and 44 percent respectively, while only 22 percent of Germans reported using Facebook for news in 2020.

Share of news consumers who used Facebook for news in European countries from 2016 to 2020

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Release date

June 2020


Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Survey time period

January - February 2020

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Internet users

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* n (UK 2020) = 2,011, n (France 2020) = 2,038, n (Italy 2020) = 2.015, n (Germany 2020) = 2,011 , n (Spain 2020) = 2,006, n (Austria 2020) = 2,005. In 2020, total sample in each country.

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