18 dezembro 2013

One third of the Portuguese never used the Internet

One third of the Portuguese never used the Internet, the third highest of the European Union, just behind Cypriot and Polish (32 % in both cases), according to a Eurostat survey released today in Brussels.

There are, however, 69 % of nationals who delivers taxes online, probably because the citizens requesting this service to others.
Thus , over 40 % use the internet to interact with public authorities and services , primarily to deliver their tax returns ( 69 % ) , request personal documents ( 20 % ) , request social benefits ( 16 % ) and resolving issues related to education ( 9 % ) .

The same study reveals that over 60 % of EU citizens use the web daily and that the 28 member states, 79 % of households had Internet access in 2013 and 76 % had their own connection, compared with 55 % and 42 % respectively in 2007.

Only 62 % of homes in Portugal have internet connection, the fourth lowest value among the 28 Member States, where the average reaches 79 %, ranging from 54 % in Bulgaria and 95 % in the Netherlands.

The country where internet access was greater in 2013 is the Netherlands (95 % of households) and Luxembourg (94 %). On the opposite side is Bulgaria ( 54 % ) and Greece ( 56 % ) .

And if 84 % of people in Denmark uses the internet daily in Romania reveals that 42 % never used.

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