Tablet 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 tablet PC to access news from 2012 to 2019. Between 2012 and 2015, the upward trend in the tablet use for news access was observed, and the penetration ranged from 8 percent in 2012 to 31 percent in 2015. However, the share of tablet news accessing fell to 29 percent in 2016, and remained stable in the following three years.

Share of respondents using a tablet to access news in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2019*

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Release date

June 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

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 2013-2018 sample in each country.

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