Media consumption increase due to the coronavirus in the UK in 2020

In March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic started to impact the United Kingdom (UK), people started watching more news and more TV in general. Around ten percent of respondents said they were using social media more.

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Increased time spent on media consumption due to the coronavirus outbreak among internet users in the United Kingdom (UK), as of March 2020

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 16 to 20, 2020

Number of respondents

1,040 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: Which of the following have you been spending significantly more time doing?
Options were only displayed in this question if the respondent had selected them previously in answer to the question 'Which of the following have you been doing at home, because of the coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak?'
Listening to podcasts was not included in this follow-up.

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