Sunscreen/sun tan lotion usage in Great Britain 2017, by gender

This statistic displays the results of a survey question, which asked adults in Great Britain if they use sun protection products during the summer or while on holiday to sunny locations as of 2017. The survey showed that a higher proportion of females than males tend to wear sunscreen or sun tan lotion, with 82 percent of females claiming to do so compared to 65 percent of male respondents.

During the summer or while on holiday to a sunny/hot location, do you tend to wear sunscreen/sun tan lotion?*

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Release date

May 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 11-12, 2017

Number of respondents

2,026 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "During the summer (i.e. the start of June to the end of August), or while on holiday to a sunny/ hot location, do you tend to wear sunscreen/ sun tan lotion?".

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