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Social networking usage penetration in Great Britain 2013-2017, by device

This statistic displays the penetration of social media usage among individuals in Great Britain (GB) by device ownership, from November 2013 to May 2017. Penetration of social networking of smartphone owners was at 59 percent in the last three months leading to May 2017. Moreover, the penetration of social networking among tablet owners was ten percent less during the same time period.

Penetration of social network usage in Great Britain (GB) from November 2013 to May 2017, by device ownership

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Release date

August 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

November 2013 to May 2017

Number of respondents

1,000 per wave*

Age group


Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* n (tablet users) = circa 300 to 500 per wave; n (smartphone users) = circa 500 to 750 per wave; n (all individuals) = circa 1,000 per wave.
Data for surveys previous to May 2017 published earlier by the source.

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