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Reliance on Facebook as news source in the Netherlands 2017-2020

This statistic shows the share of respondents who indicate they use Facebook as a source of news in the Netherlands from 2017 to 2020. In the Netherlands, the use of Facebook for news has slightly decreased between 2017 and 2020. 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 2020, the number of Facebook users in the Netherlands reached a number of approximately 10 million.

Share of respondents who indicate they use Facebook as a source of news in the last week in the Netherlands from 2017 to 2020

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

January, 2020 to February, 2020

Number of respondents

2,014 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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