Reliance on Facebook as news source in the Netherlands 2017-2019

This statistic shows the share of respondents who indicate they use Facebook as a source of news in the Netherlands from 2017 to 2019. In the Netherlands, the use of Facebook for news has decreased between 2017 and 2019. The source mentions this is due to "a specific decline in the discovery, posting, and sharing of news in Facebook", but that the "average Facebook use for any purpose has remained broadly static".

As of 2018, the number of monthly active Facebook users in the Netherlands reached a number of approximately 11 million.

Share of respondents who indicate they use Facebook as a source of news in the last week in the Netherlands in 2017 and 2019

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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

January 2019 to February 2019

Number of respondents

2,026 respondents

Special properties

Internet users; data were weighted to targets based on census/industry accepted data on age, gender and region to represent the total population of each country. The sample is reflective of the population that has access to the Internet.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which, if any, of the following have you used for finding, reading, watching, sharing or discussing news in the last week?" [Facebook].

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