Online activity categories carried out in the prior week the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017*

Online activities carried out in the prior week in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017 This statistic displays the result of a survey on the categories of internet activities carried out in the prior week in the United Kingdom in 2017, ranked by the share of respondents who reported performing these activities. During the survey period it was found that, 50 percent of respondents reported some kind of social media usage activity in the prior week. Additionally, as of November 2016, Facebook and Youtube were the two most popular social networks in Great Britain.
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Activity categoriesShare of respondents
Email75%
Banking52%
Communications54%
Transactions54%
Social media50%
News42%
Information for work/school/college36%
Watch shot video clips34%
Watch TV content29%
Health27%
Radio/ audio services26%
Governement services24%
Games24%
Upload/ add content20%
Remote20%
None8%
Activity categoriesShare of respondents
Email75%
Banking52%
Communications54%
Transactions54%
Social media50%
News42%
Information for work/school/college36%
Watch shot video clips34%
Watch TV content29%
Health27%
Radio/ audio services26%
Governement services24%
Games24%
Upload/ add content20%
Remote20%
None8%
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This statistic displays the result of a survey on the categories of internet activities carried out in the prior week in the United Kingdom in 2017, ranked by the share of respondents who reported performing these activities. During the survey period it was found that, 50 percent of respondents reported some kind of social media usage activity in the prior week. Additionally, as of November 2016, Facebook and Youtube were the two most popular social networks in Great Britain.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Number of respondents
2,514 respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Method of interview
Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)
Supplementary notes
* The original survey question was, "And, which, if any, of theses activities have you used the internet for in the last week?"
Prompted responses, multi-coded.

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