Smartphone news use in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2019

This timeline displays the share of news consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) who used a smartphone to access news from 2012 to 2019. During the period of consideration, the upward trend in the smartphone use for news access was observed, and the penetration of smartphone news accessing ranged from 28 percent in 2012 to 63 percent in 2019. In 2015, 42 percent of Britons used a smartphone for news access.

Share of respondents using a smartphone to access news in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2018*

Share of respondents
201228%
201329%
201433%
201542%
201646%
201749%
201856%
201963%
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Number of respondents

2,023**

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

news consumers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which, if any, of the following devices have you used to access news in the last week? Please select all that apply."
** Base: Total 2013-2018 sample in each country.

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