Proportion of British adults who know about virtual reality 2016

This survey shows the knowledge held by the general public in the United Kingdom (UK) about virtual reality technology. The survey shows that ninety percent of British people had heard about virtual reality, even if they did not know much about the technology themselves.

Proportion of adults in the United Kingdom (UK) by the amount of knowledge they had about virtual reality technology in 2016

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Release date

November 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 2016

Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

The question asked to those surveyed was worded as follows:
"Virtual Reality is a computer-generated environment in which the user sees and experiences a 'virtual world'. The user wears a headset that separates them from real life, allowing them to watch and interact with the virtual world as if they were in it themselves. Before today, had you ever heard of the following?"

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