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Consuming media at home due to the coronavirus in the UK 2020

A survey carried out in March and April 2020 after the coronavirus pandemic forced countries into lockdown, revealed how people in the UK were increasing their in-home media consumption. Half of the respondents said they were watching more news coverage. In March, a third of respondents were watching more films and series on streaming services such as Netflix. As of April, this rose to 44 percent.

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In-home media consumption due to the coronavirus outbreak among internet users in the United Kingdom (UK) in March and April 2020

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Release date

March 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 16-20 and April 2020

Number of respondents

1,144*

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: Which of the following have you been doing at home, because of the coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak?

* Respondents count for March:1,040 April: 1,144

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