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Are you using social networks?

13/07/2017

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In the EU, 63% of internet users aged between 16-74 used social networks in 2016. Among the Member States, this share was highest in Hungary (83%), Malta (82%) and Belgium (80%).

Among younger people aged 16 to 24 years, almost 9 in 10 internet users in the EU participated in social networks (88%). This share ranged from 77% in France and 80% in Slovenia to 97% in Belgium, Denmark and Hungary. 

Among older EU internet users aged 65 to 74 years, almost one third (32%) participated in social networks. This share was below 50% in almost all EU Member States, except for Belgium (56%), Hungary (55%), Malta (51%) and Portugal (50%).

You can find more interesting information in the chapter "Living online: what the internet is used for" which is part of the new digital publication "Digital economy & society in the EU".