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Illegal e-book consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2019

According to a survey conducted in eight waves between August 2012 and March 2019, the share of internet users in the United Kingdom (UK) who had consumed e-books illegally was 35 percent in 2019. This was the highest figure reported in five years, the lowest being 11 percent in 2015 and 2017.

Have you consumed e-books illegally in the past three months?

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Release date

February 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

August 2012 to March 2019

Number of respondents

1,066*

Age group

12 years and older

Special properties

internet users

Supplementary notes

* Base varied by content type.
Base of most recent survey wave (Wave 8). Base varied by wave: n (W2) = 4,728; n (W3) = 4,708; n (W4) = 4,673; n(W5) = 4,552; n(W6) = 4,670; n(W7) = 4,573, (W8) = 4,032.
Online and face-to-face surveys were used prior to 2019. In 2019 only an online survey was used.

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