Number of internet users who posted comments in blogs of other users or wrote contributions in discussion forums in Germany from 2013 to 2016, by frequency (in millions)

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This statistic shows the results of a survey on the frequency of posting comments in blogs and discussion forums in Germany from 2013 to 2016. In 2016, there were about 1.51 million internet users among the German-speaking population aged 14 years and older, who posted comments in blogs of other users or wrote contributions in discussion forums frequently.
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Release date
November 2016
Survey time period
2013 to 2016
Age group
14 and above
Special properties
German-speaking internet users
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview
Supplementary notes
Information on base:
German-speaking population age 14 and over in private households, at main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Information on random sample:
2013: 8,702 respondents, projected to a population of 70.33 million
2014: 8,156 respondents, projected to a population of 70.52 million
2015: 7,009 respondents, projected to a population of 69.24 million
2016: 7,026 respondents, projected to a population of 69.56 million

Information on target group "German-speaking internet users":
2013: projected to 52.92 million people
2014: projected to 53.54 million people
2015: projected to 54.16 million people
2016: projected to 55.81 million people

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "On these cards you can see a varierty of activities one can do on the internet. Please arrange the cards on the sheet in front of you according to how frequently you are involved in these online activities: posting comments in blogs of other users, writing contributions in discussion forums." (original German question:"Hier auf den Karten steht Verschiedenes, wie man selbst im Internet aktiv werden kann, was man dort machen kann. Bitte verteilen Sie die Karten entsprechend auf das Blatt, je nachdem, wie häufig Sie das im Internet machen: Kommentare in Blogs anderer Nutzer schreiben, Beiträge in Diskussionsforen verfassen.")

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