Device preference for social networking in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015, by age

This statistic illustrates the findings of a survey on the device preference for social networking in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, broken down by age group. In 2015, it was found that 77 percent of respondents aged 16 to 24 reported to most often use a smartphone for social networking, while 33 percent of respondents over the age of 55 preferred a laptop. The aforementioned group was the only group in which smartphones were not the device that was most often used to visit social networking sites.

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Release date

April 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

September to October 2015

Number of respondents

1,077 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

adults who go online at home or elsewhere and who ever look at social media sites or apps

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

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