Global internet user survey

Latest survey reveals attitudes to the internet and online behaviours.

The Internet Society has published its Global Internet User Survey 2012.

Ten thousand people, in 20 countries, were surveyed about their attitudes to the internet, and their online behaviour.  Key findings include:

  • 12% never read online privacy policies
  • 19% had experiences of their data being used in unexpected and unwelcome ways - e.g. stolen data or receiving unsolicited communications
  • 96% access the internet at least once a day
  • 83% agreed that access to the internet should be considered a basic human right
  • Over two thirds agree that increased governmental control of the internet would inhibit growth and/or stifle innovation

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