Facebook usage for news in selected European countries 2016-2018

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 2018. 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 51 percent and 48 percent respectively, while only 24 percent of Germans reported using Facebook for news in 2018.

Share of news consumers who used Facebook for news in European countries in 2016 and 2018*

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Release date

April 2018


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

Survey time period

2016, 2017 and 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

news consumers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which, if any, of the following have you used for finding, reading, watching, sharing or discussing news in the last week? Please select all that apply."
** n (UK 2017) = 2,112, n (France 2017) = 2,000, n (Italy 2017) = 2.011, n (Germany 2017) = 2,062 , n (Spain 2017) = 2,006, n (Austria 2017) = 2,000. In 2016, total sample in each country.

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