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Social network usage for news access worldwide 2018

Share of consumers who used selected social media networks to access news in the last week as of February 2018

Social network usage for news access worldwide 2018 The statistic provides information on the share of consumers who used selected social media networks to access news in the last week as of February 2018. During the survey, 36 percent of respondents stated they used Facebook to access news, with eight percent saying that they used Facebook Messenger to get their news and three percent having used Snapchat.
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Share of consumers who used selected social media networks to access news in the last week as of February 2018

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The statistic provides information on the share of consumers who used selected social media networks to access news in the last week as of February 2018. During the survey, 36 percent of respondents stated they used Facebook to access news, with eight percent saying that they used Facebook Messenger to get their news and three percent having used Snapchat.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
February 2018
Number of respondents
24,735*
Special properties
across 12 countries included in the report
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* Country sample sizes: UK n=2.117; US n=2,401; Germany n=2,038; France n=2,006; Spain n=2,023; Italy n=2,040 Denmark n=2,025; Finland n=2,012; Japan n=2,033; Australia n=2,026; Brazil n=2,007.

Question: Which, if any, of the following have you used for fi nding, reading, watching, sharing or discussing news in the last week?

The source did not provide information on the age of the respondents.
The source also made the following remark: 'The data were weighted to targets based on census/industry accepted data on age, gender, and region to represent the total population of each country. The sample is reflective of the population that has access to the internet'.
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