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No. 9 E-mail users

Have you sent or received any e-mail messages during the last four weeks and with how many of your friends/ relatives do you communicate regularly via e-mail?

Base: All respondents, weighted column percentages
Questions: A3, A4a
Sources: SIBIS GPS 2002, SIBIS GPS-NAS 2003

For this indicator, respondents were asked to indicate their degree of usage of e-mail networks with friends and relatives. High usage intensity, i.e. people who communicate with more than 75% of their friends and relatives using e-mail, can be observed in the US, the Netherlands and Denmark. The Mediterranean and the candidate countries are clearly behind. This indicator demonstrates how far e-mail usage (which many people have initially used only at their workplace) has penetrated leisure life.

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