Sources of information on EU matters in Europe 2006-2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey on sources of information on EU matters in the EU 28 countries between 2006 and 2018. Throughout the period of consideration, television remained the most popular medium for information about the EU, its policies and its institutions among Europeans. However, a downward trend can be observed, and the gap between the usage of television and the internet is becoming more narrow. In 2018, 48 percent of Europeans used television as a source of information about the EU, its policies and its institutions, while 42 percent of respondents reported to use the internet for this purpose.

When you are looking for information about the EU, its policies, its institutions, which of the following sources do you use?

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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

EU

Survey time period

2006 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: "When you are looking for information about the EU, its policies, its institutions, which of the following sources do you use?". Multiple answers possible. Internet total: aggregate of the following five items: "information websites", "institutional and official websites", "online social networks", "blogs" and "video hosting websites".

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