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Podcast penetration in Europe 2018, by country

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the share of respondents that listened to a podcast within the past month in selected countries in Europe in 2018. The survey found that podcast penetration was highest in Spain at just over 40 percent, followed by Ireland and Sweden. On average, close to 28 percent of European adults had tuned in to a podcast in the past four weeks.

Share of respondents who listened to a podcast in the last month in selected countries in Europe in 2018

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Release date

December 2018



Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Spain (n=2,023), Ireland (n=2,007), Sweden (n=2,016), Switzerland (n=2,120), Norway (n=2,027), Italy (2,040), France (n=2,006), Austria (n=2,010), Denmark (n=2,025), Finland (n=2,012), Germany (n=2,038), Belgium (n=2,006), UK (n=2,117), Netherlands (n=2,010).

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which of the following types of podcast have you listened to in the last month?"

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