Weekly online activities of established internet users in the UK 2015

This statistic displays the findings of a survey on the online activities undertaken at least weekly by more established internet users (internet users who have been online for five or more years) in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. In 2015, it was found that 89 percent of respondents reported that they use the internet for general surfing or browsing. Only two percent of respondents contacted councillor or MP's online.

Could you please tell me from this list the types of things you currently do at least weekly using the internet?*

Share of respondents
General surfing/ browsing89%
Sending/ receiving emails83%
Looking at social networking sites/apps71%
Using IM services70%
Looking at news websites53%
Watch/ download short clips (YouTube)51%
Finding info. for work/ job/ studies45%
Banking/ paying bills online44%
Finding info. for leisure (cinema etc.)42%
Upload/share videos or photos38%
Watch/ download TV progs. / films38%
Buying things online34%
Listen/ download music31%
Share links to online articles (Twitter etc.)30%
Make/ receive calls Skype/ FaceTime30%
Look at sites for news/ events in area27%
Comments on website or blog26%
Playing games online23%
Listening to radio stations online22%
Finding health-related info22%
Looking at job opportunities15%
Downloading software14%
Finding info. public services13%
Maintain a website or blog12%
Look at political/ campaign /issues sites11%
Selling things online9%
Filling in form/ application online5%
Complete government processes online5%
Sign online petition5%
Looking at adult-only websites4%
Online course to achieve qualification2%
Contact a local councillor or MP online2%
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Release date

April 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

September to October 2015

Number of respondents

1,195 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

adults who started using the internet 5+ years ago.

Supplementary notes

* Responses were prompted, single-coded.
Original question was phrased as follows:" Could you please tell me from this list the types of things you currently do using the internet, and how often you do each?"

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