Influence of social networks on political interest Europe 2018, by country

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the influence of online social networks on interest in political affairs in the EU 28 countries in 2018. Overall, the share of respondents who agreed with the statement varied from 83 percent in Sweden to 43 percent in France. It was found that on average 59 percent of EU citizens thought that online social networks could get people interested in political affairs.

Opinion: Online social networks can get people interested in political affairs

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

November 8-22, 2018

Number of respondents

27,424 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

Original survey question: "Regardless of whether you participate in online social networks or not (social networking websites, blogs, video hosting websites), please tell me whether you tend to agree, tend to disagree or totally disagree with each of the following statements...Online social networks can get people interested in political affairs."
** Share of respondents, who answered "agree".

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