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Share of U.S. population that have listened to an audio podcast in the last month from 2008 to 2018

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Audio podcast consumption in the U.S. 2008-2018 This statistic presents information on the share of the US population that have listened to an audio podcast in the last month from 2008 to 2018. During the annual survey in 2018, it was found that 24 percent of US adults had listened to a podcast during the month leading up to the survey. In the same year, 15 percent of consumers stated that they had listened to an audio podcast in the last week. Some of the leading podcast publishers worldwide include NPR, WNYC Studios, and HowStuffWorks.
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This statistic presents information on the share of the US population that have listened to an audio podcast in the last month from 2008 to 2018. During the annual survey in 2018, it was found that 24 percent of US adults had listened to a podcast during the month leading up to the survey. In the same year, 15 percent of consumers stated that they had listened to an audio podcast in the last week. Some of the leading podcast publishers worldwide include NPR, WNYC Studios, and HowStuffWorks.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2008 to 2017
Number of respondents
2014: 2,023; 2015: 2,002; 2016: 2,001; 2017: 2,000; 2018: 2,000
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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