Young people watching less television and listen to less radio

Young people watching less television and listen to less radio

Young people listen a lot less often to traditional radio than the average Dutchman. Also look teenagers less television.

Where more than half of the Dutch people for more than two hours per day the radio is wearing, is that among teenagers, but little more than a quarter. This is evident from Tuesday published research of the Social and Cultural Planning bureau (SCP).

In spite of a considerable increase of the number of smartphones and tablets has changed the average time that the Dutch of thirteen years of age and older on media spend between 2013 and 2015.

The way they look, listen, read and communicate is different, however, with two years ago, is evident from the diary data of almost three thousand people in the netherlands.


Last year paid Dutch daily average of more than a quarter of the day (eight hours and 33 minutes) to media. While watching tv remains popular. On average, there is a daily two hour and 24 minutes looked.

Especially people over 65 look like television. On a typical day, looks 90% to the tube. Among the 13 – to 19-year-olds is still only 49 percent. In 2013, looked at 67 percent of the teens to the tv at the time of broadcast.

The number of teenagers that on a day of watching streamed, downloaded or purchased video content doubled from 9 to 18 percent.

Social media

Of all age groups communicate teenagers are the most through media: daily an average of two hours and twelve minutes. Also, the group of 20 to 34-year-olds communicates more than other age groups.

A large part, which makes daily use of social media. Both groups are also champion send messages via sms, chat and WhatsApp. People 65 years and older usually opt for traditional call, while 35 to 64-year-olds, especially e-mail.

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