Information sources and media used to research the European Union 2017-2018

This statistic displays the media and information sources used by EU respondents to research and find information about the European Union, its policies and its institutions between 2017 and 2018. The most commonly used medium was television, with 48 percent of respondents reporting to use TV for information in both years. The internet (total) was the second most popular source of information about the EU, its policies and institutions, at 42 percent in the most recent period.

When you are looking for information about the EU, its policies, its institutions, which of the following sources do you use?

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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

EU

Survey time period

2017 to 2018**

Number of respondents

27,424*

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

* n (2017) = 28,055, n (2018) = 27,424.
** Dates of survey were, November 5-19, 2017, November 8-22, 2018..
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "When you are looking for information about the EU, its policies, its institutions, which of the following sources do you use?". Multiple answers possible. Internet total: aggregate of the following five items: "information websites", "institutional and official websites", "online social networks", "blogs" and "video hosting websites"
Figures for years previous to 2018 were published earlier by the source.

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