Most-missed media in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018, by age

This statistic illustrates the most-missed media devices in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, broken down by respondent age. In 2018, respondents aged 16 to 24 were most likely to report they would miss their mobile phone, while respondents aged 55 an older were most likely to miss their TV set.

Which one of these things you use almost every day would you miss the most if it got taken away?

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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

n (16-24) = 246; n (25-34) = 256; n (35-44) = 322; n (45-54) = 272; n (55-64) = 309; n (65-74) = 221; n (75+) = 256;
* Most recent survey carried out between September and November 2018. In 2018, the survey was supplemented with data from  the Technology Tracker survey in 2019, based on 3909 interviews with adults aged 16 and over in January and February 2019.

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