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Social network usage for sharing "likes" in Germany 2013-2014

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the usage of social networks for sharing "likes" with other members in Germany from 2013 to 2014. In 2013, there were about 11.96 million people among the German-speaking population aged 14 years and older who were members of a social network and used the platform to share their interests with other members (e.g. via links or "like" buttons).

Number of social network members who shared their interests with other members in Germany from 2013 to 2014

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Release date

October 2014



Survey time period

2013 to 2014

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking social network members

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

Information on target group "German-speaking social network members":
2013: projected to 28.18 million people
2014: projected to 28.13 million people

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Would you tell me how you use social networks, for what purpose you use them? Please choose from this list - Sharing my interests with other members, e.g. via links or "like" buttons."
(Original German question: "Darf ich fragen, wofür Sie soziale Netzwerke nutzen, was Sie in sozialen Netzwerken alles machen? Bitte sagen Sies mir nach dieser Liste. - Andere Mitglieder darüber informieren, was mir gefällt, z.B. über Links oder 'Gefällt mir'-Buttons")

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