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Awareness and knowledge of Smart meters in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

This statistic illustrates the public awareness of the government mandate scheme of offering a smart meter to every home in the United Kingdom (UK), and the respondents knowledge of smart meters before the survey conducted in 2017. Of the 812 surveyed who had not had a Smart meter installed, 70 percent were aware of the government scheme. However, 11 percent of respondents did not have any knowledge of what Smart meters were before the survey.

Public awareness of government scheme to have Smart meters in all homes in the United Kingdom (UK) and knowledge of what a Smart meter is as of 2017

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Release date

April 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 5-9, 2017

Number of respondents

812 respondents

Special properties

All who have not had a Smart meter installed

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Are you aware that there is a government mandated scheme to offer Smart meters to all homes in the UK? Q. Did you know what a Smart was before taking part in this survey?"

The views of the respondents are of those who have not had a Smart meter installed.

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