Information channels for political topics among the German population 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in Germany in February 2017 regarding the leading information channels for political news. That year, 24 percent of repondents watched TV to stay informed about politics, while 23 percent surfed on websites of traditional media. 8 percent of respondents relied on personal conversations.

Which channels do you use to be informed about political topics and events?

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Release date

March 2017



Survey time period

February 22-23, 2017

Number of respondents

510 german-speaking persons in private households

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

The source provides no information on the precise wording of the question and answer options in the survey. The wording chosen here may therefore vary slightly from the ones used in the original survey. Multiple answers were possible.

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