Using the Internet in many countries, which includes developed ones, is far from universal according to the World Internet Project (WIP).
The report stated only half of the 10 reporting countries had more than a majority of Internet users.
Both developed and less-developed countries have low percentages of Internet users, this includes Mexico (32 percent), Portugal (37%), Cyprus and Colombia (45%), Czech Republic (51%), and Chile (55%).
Only three countries and regions reported more than 60 percent of respondents as Internet users: Macao (61%), the United States (78%) and Sweden (80%).
“These findings reinforce that the Internet is not yet part of life for hundreds of millions of people around the globe — even in technologically advanced countries,” said Jeffrey I. Cole, director of the Center for the Digital Future, which created and manages the World Internet Project.
“And we are seeing large numbers of non-users even in countries with high levels of education and employment, long histories of Internet use, and high percentages of broadband installation.”