Opinion: Influence of online social networks on political interest Europe 2018

This statistic illustrates agreement with the statement, "online social networks are a modern way to keep abreast of political affairs," in EU countries during 2018. 57 percent of respondents agree with the statement to some degree.

To what extent do you agree with the statement, "online social networks can get people interested in political affairs"?

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period


Number of respondents

27,424 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

respondents represent the whole territory of the countries surveyed.

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Regardless of whether you participate in online social networks or not (social networking websites, blogs, video hosting websites), please tell me whether you totally agree, tend to agree, tend to disagree or totally disagree with each of the following statements. Online social networks are a modern way to keep abreast of political affairs (%)

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