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Social network usage for news access worldwide 2019-2020

In 2020, Facebook remained the most popular social media network for news worldwide, with 36 perecnt of respondents to a survey held in February that year saying that they had used the platform for news in the last week. Twitter and Instagram both gained slightly bigger audiences between 2019 and 2020, whereas Snapchat remained by far the least popular social platform for news.

Share of consumers who used selected social media networks to access news in the last week worldwide in 2019 and 2020

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2019 and 2020

Number of respondents

24,000 respondents

Special properties

across 12 countries included in the report*

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Countries included: United Kingdom, United States, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Australia and Brazil.

Question: Which, if any, of the following have you used for finding, reading, watching, sharing or discussing news in the last week?
Data for prior to 2020 comes from previous reports.

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