Daily media usage in Sweden 2019, by medium

According to a survey from 2019, video, including television and streaming services, was the highest-reach medium in Sweden. 90 percent of respondents stated to use it on a daily basis. In the past ten years, watching televisionremained quite stable. The highest share of respondents using television was reached in 2010, at 86 percent. The second most popular medium in Sweden was the social network, with 79 percent of individuals using it.

Traditional vs. digital media

However, the use of traditional media, such as television, radio, and newspapers recently decreased in Sweden. The paid circulation of daily newspapers in the country for example amounted to roughly 1.4 million sold copies in 2017. A decade earlier, the amount was more than twice as high. In comparison, the daily reach of online newspapers increased from 17 percent in 2009 to 48 percent as of 2019.

Which are the most popular online media in Sweden?

A survey from 2019 found that the most used digital and online media in Sweden were social networks, as well as digital newspapers and streaming TV services. E-books were least consumed during the survey period. Only five percent stated to read the digital versions of books daily.

Share of individuals using the following media daily in Sweden in 2019

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period


Number of respondents

6,011 respondents

Age group

9-79 years

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

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