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30 Jan, 2018, 05:00 GMT Paris Continues its Reign as Highest-Rated City – GfK Data

Sydney knocks New York off 3rd place, while Melbourne jumps from 9th to 7th Tokyo records greatest score gain of all 50 cities The latest Anholt-GfK...


24 Jan, 2018, 05:00 GMT Global Smartphone Average Sales Price Sees Record Year-on-year Growth in 4Q17 – GfK Data

• Global smartphone demand grew one percent to 397 million units in 4Q17 • Average sales price increased by 10 percent year-on-year • Smartphone...


22 Nov, 2017, 08:00 GMT Less Than Half say 'Children' are Part of the Good Life; Less Than a Quarter say 'College Education' - GfK survey

When it comes to the factors that make up 'the good life', the top three most popular items selected by people internationally are good health,...


16 Nov, 2017, 05:00 GMT Germany Reclaims top “Nation Brand” Ranking, With USA Dropping to Sixth Place, in Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index 2017

- France leaps to second place for first time, while UK regains ground to remain third and Japan enters top five - USA is only country showing...


25 Oct, 2017, 08:00 BST Low-Sugar and GMO-Free are Top Factors When Deciding What to Eat or Drink, Show GfK Data

Factors rated "very" or "extremely" important by consumers Nearly half of consumers report that "low sugar or sugar-free" and "free from GMO...


24 Oct, 2017, 05:00 BST Smartphone Average Selling Price Sees Record Year-on-year Growth in 3Q - GfK Data

ASP accelerated further in 3Q17, posting the highest year-on-year increase in any observed quarter Strong 3Q demand for smartphones is powered by...


28 Sep, 2017, 08:00 BST Spending Time With Family/Pets as Popular as Healthy Eating and Exercise to Maintain ‘Physical Health’, Shows GfK Data

One in three now include "take a break from technology" in their health routine. Nuremberg, September 28, 2017 - When it comes to which activities...


25 Aug, 2017, 08:00 BST Nearly 1 in 3 People do Gardening or Yard Work Daily or Weekly, While 1 in 4 Never Garden, According to New GfK Data

- Garden centers should target people in their thirties and households with children under 12 years old, according to GfK Nearly a third of the...


27 Jul, 2017, 08:00 BST Latin Americans, Italians and Chinese Most Frequently Entertain Guests at Home, Out of 17 nations, According to GfK Survey

On average, a quarter of people entertain guests in their home either daily or weekly, and a further third entertain monthly. Less than one in ten...


24 Jul, 2017, 05:00 BST Global Smartphone Demand Peaks Alongside a Leap in Average Sales Price in 2Q17, Says GfK Survey

Smartphone demand of 347 million units makes 2Q17 the best second quarter on record Emerging markets are driving the growth Average sales price (ASP) ...


05 Jul, 2017, 09:00 BST NOM and GfK to Deliver Total Readership of Print Brands in the Netherlands

NOM (Nationaal Onderzoek Multimedia), the Joint Industry Committee responsible for the national readership survey in The Netherlands, has...


29 Jun, 2017, 08:00 BST Teenagers and Higher-Income Households Most Likely to Struggle with Technology Addiction, Shows GfK Survey

One in three people find it difficult to take a break from technology, even when they know they should China, Brazil and Argentina have highest...


22 Jun, 2017, 07:00 BST GfK Wins Innovation Prize from the Association of German Market and Social Researchers

GfK has won the 2017 Innovation Prize awarded by Association of German Market and Social Researchers (BVM). The award recognizes GfK's innovative...


02 Jun, 2017, 08:00 BST MMS and GfK Close-in on Total Video Ratings Currency in Sweden

One of the leading TV media currencies worldwide, MMS - which measures the moving image in Sweden - has released its digital ad ratings service. The...


25 May, 2017, 09:15 BST GfK Survey Reveals Opportunities for Brands that can Give Back Time or Experiences to Consumers

Internationally, three times more people firmly agree than disagree in wanting more time over more money Even among people with low income, twice as...


27 Apr, 2017, 09:30 BST Almost Twice as Many People Prefer Relaxing Vacations to Active Ones, Shows GfK Survey

Internationally, 59 percent of people prefer a relaxing vacation, while 35 percent prefer an active one Brazil, South Korea and Japan lead for...


23 Mar, 2017, 09:30 GMT 60% of Online Population Reads Books Either Daily or at Least Once a Week [GfK Study]

- China has highest percentage of "every day" book readers -Netherlands and South Korea tie for the highest percentage who say they never read books...


07 Mar, 2017, 06:00 GMT European Optics Market Records Over €17 Billion in 2016

GfK's sales tracking of four key European retail optics markets (Italy, France, Spain and Germany), shows a turnover of €17.6 billion for total year...


24 Feb, 2017, 05:00 GMT Latest Driver Technology is 'Very Important' to 1 in 3 People Across 17 Countries [GfK Study]

Independent global researcher, GfK, has released findings showing which vehicle features, from a given list, people see as being 'very important' in...


10 Feb, 2017, 06:00 GMT "The Grand Tour" Takes Pole Position, GfK Study Reveals

Amazon's biggest visual production to date, The Grand Tour, starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, shows clear appeal amongst UK...


08 Feb, 2017, 06:00 GMT Smartphone Market Continues to Grow, Up 6.6 Percent Year-on-year in 2016

Continued 4G expansion in China, plus accelerating growth in Russia, drove global demand over the year Smartphone sales in 4Q16 totaled 391 million...


27 Jan, 2017, 08:30 GMT GfK Study Shows More People Firmly Agree with Sharing Personal Data in Return for Rewards, than Firmly Disagree

Those aged 30-40 are most likely to share data for rewards China, Mexico and Russia lead for people willing to share data Germany, France and Brazil...


30 Nov, 2016, 09:00 GMT GfK - Four in ten people help others a minimum of once a month

Mexico, USA and Netherlands lead for populations who help others a minimum of once a month Men slightly ahead of women overall 20-29 year olds lead...


17 Nov, 2016, 09:30 GMT Financial Advertisers Gain Instant Access to GfK's FRS Consumer Segments

Access to online behaviour via Crossmedia Visualizer also enabled GfK is releasing a portfolio of financial segments from its industry-leading...


28 Oct, 2016, 06:00 BST Eyesight and Memory Loss are Leading Concerns Around Aging

Internationally, the top five physical conditions that people worry most about having, either now or as they age, are eyesight getting poorer, not...