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All Things British

Why American teens are mad for all things British

American fans of British entertainment often have a mental image of what UK life is like annekhor (2009) ©

Britain exports more TV to the US than ever before, and 14% of all albums sold in America are by UK artists. Over 80% of young Americans see the UK’s world influence positively, compared to only 66% for their own country. But what’s turned American teens into Britophiles?

British culture is experiencing a strong revival in the United States, especially among young people. Aided by advancements in digital distribution and streaming services, American interest in British television, music, vacations and branded luxury goods is at an all-time high. Although some may be quick to label this admiration as a new British Invasion, changes in American consumption show that Britain’s influence will only continue to grow.


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