The main reason for this comparative international study is to explore how online technology affects the lives of those who use the Internet, and how the views and behavior of users differ from those of people who are not online.
Results show that sixteen of the nineteen countries, that include the survey, have a majority of respondents who were Internet users. Eight countries reported an internet penetration rate of more than 80%, one of them is Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
It also shows that gender disparity in Internet use continues with higher percentages of men than women going online. In addition, internet usage increases as education levels increase, and all of the WIP countries reported that in general, internet use decreases as age increases.
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