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, 49 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
Email76%
Banking53%
Communications53%
Transactions52%
Social media49%
News36%
Information for work/school/college32%
Watch shot video clips31%
Watch TV content24%
Health22%
Radio/ audio services22%
Governement services21%
Games17%
Upload/ add content17%
Remote17%
None8%
Activity categoriesShare of respondents
Email76%
Banking53%
Communications53%
Transactions52%
Social media49%
News36%
Information for work/school/college32%
Watch shot video clips31%
Watch TV content24%
Health22%
Radio/ audio services22%
Governement services21%
Games17%
Upload/ add content17%
Remote17%
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, 49 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
June 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
November to December 2016
Number of respondents
3,221 respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Special properties
all adult who go online.
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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