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Share of U.S. consumers who listen to audio podcasts 2006-2020

During the latest annual survey in 2020, it was found that 55 percent of US consumers listened to audio podcasts, up from 51 percent in the previous year. Podcasts have grown increasingly popular, with the percentage of U.S. consumers saying that they had ever listened to a podcast more than doubling over the last decade.

Percentage of consumers who have ever listened to audio podcasts in the United States from 2006 to 2020

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Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2020

Number of respondents

2020: 1,502

Age group

12 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* New definition starting in 2013.
One definition of Podcasting is downloading various types of online audio and video programs or shows, in the form of digital files you can listen to or view at any time you choose. Some examples of Podcasting might include a talk show or a hosted music program. Podcasting does NOT refer to the downloading of individual MP3s or songs or movies.

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