65% of EU Citizens Use the Internet Every Day

safer_internetAlmost one fifth (18%) of individuals aged 16-74 in the EU had never used the Internet in 2014, according to a recently published Eurostat report. However the percentage of Europeans using the Internet is growing steadily, jumping from 31% in 2006 to 65% in 2014.

Disparities between European countries continue to persist. The share of people who have never been online was the highest in Romania (39%), Bulgaria (37%), Greece (33%), Italy (32%) and Portugal (30%). Measuring internet use, while useful, doesn’t provide an indication of level of digital literacy. Therefore additional metrics should be used in the future to better map digital literacy levels across Europe.

Download the Eurostat Report on Internet Usage in 2014