COVID-19: media consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) 2020

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, media consumption behavior in the United Kingdom (UK) is changing. A third of respondents to a recent survey revealed that they were reading more newspaper content, and just under half were watching more live television.

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Increase in media consumption due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020, by media type

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 17-18, 2020

Number of respondents

1,478 respondents

Supplementary notes

* online and offline newspaper content
The source does not provide the original wording of the question posed during the survey.

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