Frequency of obtaining news via social media in the Netherlands 2017

The statistic displays the results of a survey concerning the frequency of obtaining news via social media in the Netherlands in 2017. The survey results show that as of 2017, a sizable share or people surveyed in the Netherlands did not use social media as a news source. 45 percent of survey respondents indicated that they never obtained news from social media, while close to 30 percent of respondents indicated that they did so several times per day.

How often, if at all, do you obtain news on social media such as Twitter or Facebook?*

Share of respondents
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Sources

Release date

May 2018

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

October 30, 2017 to December 20, 2017

Number of respondents

Approximately 1,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* The question is phrased by the source as follows: "Thinking again about how you obtain news, how often, if at all, do you obtain news on social media such as Twitter or Facebook—several times a day, once a day, several times a week, once a week or less, or never?"

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