Leading social media sources used for news in the Netherlands 2017

The statistic displays the results of a survey of the leading social media sources used for news in the Netherlands in 2017. The survey results show that as of 2017, Facebook was the most popular source among the social media news sources considered. Close to 70 percent of people surveyed indicated that they used Facebook as a source of news in 2017, while just one percent of survey respondents relied on Instagram as a source of news.

Which social media site do you use most often for news?*

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Release date

May 2018



Survey time period

October 30, 2017 to December 20, 2017

Number of respondents

1,019 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

social media news users only

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* The source mentions that the question was open-end.

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