Opinion on decreasing time spent on Facebook in the Netherlands 2018

This statistic shows the answers to a survey question on whether respondents in the Netherlands were spending less active time on Facebook in 2018. As of 2018, roughly 44 percent of the respondents indicated they agreed with the statement that said they spent less time on Facebook than they used to. Millennials especially voiced this opinion.

According to the source, this is mainly because Facebook is too time-consuming and they would rather spend it on work, the household or friends "in real life". Additionally, the source mentions that privacy concerns after the scandal of Cambridge Analytica in early 2018 (the survey was held in February 2018) could play a part.

WhatsApp and Facebook remain the two most popular online social platforms in the Netherlands, with more than ten million users each.

Generally speaking, I spend less time on Facebook then I used to*

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Release date

June 2018



Survey time period

February 8, 2018 to February 25, 2018

Number of respondents

1,721 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Facebook users

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Ik besteed over het algemeen minder tijd aan Facebook dan voorheen" (English: "Generally speaking, I spend less time on Facebook then I used to")

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