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Tablet news use in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2020

This timeline displays the share of news consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) who used a tablet PC to access news from 2012 to 2020. Between 2012 and 2015, an upward trend in tablet use for news access was observed and penetration ranged from 8 percent in 2012 to 31 percent in 2015. After remaining stable for three years at 29 percent until 2019, usage dropped by three percent in 2020.

Share of respondents using a tablet to access news in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2020*

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2020

Number of respondents


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 2013-2020 sample in each country.

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