Most MEPs use Facebook & Twitter

88%

76%

28%

but LinkedIn is gaining traction

61% of MEPs surveyed follow social media conversations DAILY in their legislative work

48%

32%

email newsletters

online video

1-way communication

is in DECLINE

MEPs use Twitter to...

listen & engage

57% of MEPs surveyed say they check Wikipedia at least a few times every week

Learn about breaking news

 

 

30%

Express my views to my constituents

 

28%

Engage with people through dialogue

 

22%

Learn about stakeholder views on issues

 

11%

Express my views to stakeholders

 

10%

and LinkedIn to listen and build personal networks...

Read views of people in my network

 

42%

Build my personal network

 

30%

Share my thoughts with stakeholders

 

15%

Research people who ask to meet me

 

12%

63%

of MEPs click on sponsored content on Google, Twitter and LinkedIn, but most say they only 'sometimes' click...

In their legislative work,
MEPs source information from...

1

They are keen on

position papers

...but open to infographics and

other online content

Search engines

Traditional

media

EU focused

media

2

3

Social

media

4

5

Wikipedia

How do MEPs prefer to interact with stakeholders?

5%

4%

6%

16%

Want to meet

them in person

E-mail me

Meet them at events

Actively engage them on social media

Follow them on social media

Do not need to communicate directly

49%

20%

Get the full results here...

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EPDigitalTrends Survey 2015