A recent article at the Huffington Post reveals the results of a survey of more than 27,000 web users in 16 countries. When asked “What percent of your leisure time do you spend on the internet,” the results were as follows:
South Korea 40%
There were also some interesting results when asked about online socializing:
On average across all countries, respondents had 17 online friends
The average across all countries was 60% having met online friends face-to-face
The article also compared respondents’ faith in traditional versus online media and shows national differences.
I was quite surprised to learn that of the 16 countries surveyed, the UK is the least trusting of the information in its newspapers, with only 23% counting newspapers as highly trusted – roughly the same fraction who considered the Wikipedia site as highly trusted.
I would have thought at least three other countries on the list would hold that position, I’m pretty confident about which country’s print media I would trust the least.