Media used for national political news in Europe 2011-2018

This statistic illustrates the media used by Europeans to consume national political news from 2011 to 2018. It was found that television was the most popular medium among the majority of Europeans. However, a downward trend can be observed with an eight percent decrease during the period of consideration. On the other hand, there was an upward trend in going online to find out about national political matters with 45 percent of Europeans using the internet for this purpose in 2018, up from 29 percent in 2011.

Where do you get most of your news on national political matters?

TelevisionWritten pressRadioInternet
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

EU

Survey time period

2010 to 2018**

Number of respondents

27,424*

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

* n (2012) = 26,622, n (2013) = 27,829, n (2014) = 27,901, n (2015) = 27,681, n (2016) = 27,705, n (2017) = 28,055, n (2018) = 27,424.
** Dates of survey were, November 2011, November 3-18, 2012, November 2-17, 2013, November 8-17, 2014, November 7-17, 2015 and November 3-16, 2016, November 5-19, 2017, November 8-22, 2018.
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Where do you get most of your news on national political matters?" Multiple answers possible. Internet total: aggregate of "websites" and "online social networks".
Figures for years previous to 2018 were published earlier by the source.

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