In the United Kingdom, a survey on the frequency of newspaper reading found that 19 percent of UK adults read print newspapers on a daily basis, whereas for digital newspapers the same was true for 23 percent of respondents. As for the most popular reasons for using print newspapers, 42 percent of Britons believed print newspapers to have the best expert commentary. In 2016, the Daily Mail and The Sun were the national newspapers with the highest reach per month through both their print and digital format, with more than 17 million and 13 million individuals reached respectively.
In the rest of Europe, newspaper consumption showed a similar declining trend. In Spain, the share of people reading daily newspapers dropped from 37.7 percent in 1997 to 25.6 percent in 2017, whereas in Germany the daily number of newspapers sold declined from 22.57 million copies in 2003 to an estimated 16.5 million copies in 2016. In France, however, 64 percent of French citizens stated that they were not ready to give up the printed press within the next three years.