Global voice search usage 2019, by region and device

The immense popularity of smartphones and their integrated virtual assistants such as Siri or Google Assistant have led to an explosion of voice search usage. As of the first quarter of 2019, 42 percent of the worldwide online population had conducted a voice search via any device within the past month. With 49 percent of respondents from Asia Pacific stating that they had accessed voice search recently, the region is the clear leader in terms of voice search adoption. Other common ways to access voice search include smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo. In 2019, China is projected to account for 28 percent of the worldwide smart speaker installed base.

Share of internet users worldwide who have conducted a voice search within the past month via any device as of 1st quarter 2019, by region and device

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

Q4 2018 to Q1 2019

Number of respondents

278,359 respondents

Age group

16 to 64 years

Special properties

internet users

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "In the past month, which of the following things you done on the internet via any device?"

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