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Why educated Germans avoid social media



Statistics show that unlike other industrial nations, more highly-educated Germans avoid social networks than people with little or no education. The Local uncovers the facts behind the figures.

With just over 40 percent of German social media users classed as coming from a background of “high formal education” in OECD statistics released in November, a clear dividing line from other nations is clear.

In France, the figure is almost 50 percent, while around 70 percent of British social media users are well-educated – a figure matched by less-developed Turkey and former communist states like Hungary.




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