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Which country is the most active on the Internet?

It’s not too hard to guess which countries have the most total Internet users: China (420 million), the United States (240 million), Japan (99 million), India (81 million) and Brazil (76 million). But figuring out which countries have the highest percentage of their populations online isn't so simple. Can you guess, which has the highest?

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Answer: The United Kingdom, 82.5 percent

In the no. 2 through no. 5 spots are:

South Korea, 81.1 percent

Germany, 79.1 percent

Japan, 78.2 percent

Canada, 77.7 percent

The United States is sixth in Internet users as a percentage of the population, at 77.3 percent. Although China has the most users, they represent 31.6 percent of the country’s population. And India’s users, though the fourth most in raw numbers, make up only 6.9 percent of its population.

Source: Internet World Stats

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 at 9:39 AM


Reader Comments

Fri, Jul 22, 2011 m

This is only true is you look at the 20 most populous countries, if you include all countires you will find that Iceland has a 97% penetration rate, followed by Norway and then Sweden. The list you took your numbers from only list the 20 countries with the most internet users and thus gives a very incorrect view. If you look at actual penetration rates, the UK desn't come in until number 8 and yes, that leaves the US out of the top 10.

Fri, Jul 22, 2011

You may want to check the European stats again, all of the Nordic countries are ahead of the UK in the penetration rates for the population: http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats4.htm I guess you only looked at the chart for the 20 most populous counties...

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