Using the Internet in Canada

December 9th, 2008 by Maria Moriarty

 

Apparently we  Canadians drink a lot of coffee – according to  the Canadian Coffee Association  “81% of Canadians drink coffee occasionally and over 63% of Canadians over the age of 18 drink coffee on a daily basis… We also do a lot of politics!  and, according to two recently released reports  most of us use the Internet – and many many of us use it a lot..

Canada Online, a report from the Canadian Internet Project  shows that nearly four in five Canadians are online  – 88% of us have been online at some time, and most of us, 94% ,use the Internet at home – we’re spending more time on the internet, an average of 17.0 hours per week in 2007 compared to 13.2 hours in 2004.  .

The Canadian Internet Project  is a consortium of academic, government and industry  partners,  and is engaged in an ongoing, longitudinal research project that  looks at tremds, patterns and evolving attituteds in relation to the internet and internet use.attitudes over time. Click HERE  to read the full Canada Online report.

Statistics Canada has just released How Canadians’ Use of the Internet Affects Social Life and Civic Participation.

This fascinating study reveals that those of us who spend more than one hour online per day are lone nearly 2 hours more than non-users. However research is beginning to show that use of the internet does not necessarily reduce our interactions with our communities or with social organizations – it seems that we now are taking advantage of the wide range of media to connect with one another.  Click HERE to read the full report.

 I wonder if coffee and the internet just naturally go together ??