Share of people who listen to podcasts monthly in the U.S. 2017-2020, by age group

According to a survey held in early 2020, 49 percent of respondents aged 12 to 34 years old had listened to a podcast within the preceding month, compared to 22 percent of those aged 55 or above. Adults in the latter age category have been increasing their podcasting listening consistently for years, and the share of those who had listeed to a podcast in the last month almost doubled between 2017 and 2020.

Share of people who listen to podcasts on a monthly basis in the United States from 2017 to 2020, by age group

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Sources

Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017 to 2020

Number of respondents

2020: 1,502

Age group

12 years and older

Special properties

surveys conducted in English and Spanish

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

In the 2020 publication the source changed its reporting to reflect data on consumers aged 12 to 34 years and 35 to 54 years, rather than the previous breakdowns of 12 to 24-year-olds and 25 to 54-year olds.

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