Number of the week: How many Russians have never used the internet?

29% of Russians (47 million) have never used the internet, according to a report published by the Public Opinion Foundation. Relative to the size of the population the figure is 2.6 times more than in the U.K., where 11% of adults (6 million) have never used the internet  or 1.4 times higher than in the U.S., where 20% of the population (roughly 60 million citizens) had no access to technology in 2013.4 billion people worldwide have no access to the internet, compared to 3 billion web users, according to the Global Internet report 2015. 77% of Russians who do not use the internet are aged 60 and above. Among people aged 30 and younger this figure is only 1%.Photo by Iliya Pitalev / RIA Novosti

29% of Russians (47 million) have never used the internet, according to a report published by the Public Opinion Foundation. Relative to the size of the population the figure is 2.6 times more than in the U.K., where 11% of adults (6 million) have never used the internet  or 1.4 times higher than in the U.S., where 20% of the population (roughly 60 million citizens) had no access to technology in 2013.4 billion people worldwide have no access to the internet, compared to 3 billion web users, according to the Global Internet report 2015. 77% of Russians who do not use the internet are aged 60 and above. Among people aged 30 and younger this figure is only 1%.Photo by Iliya Pitalev / RIA Novosti

Anna Sorokina, Ilya Krol
1 Russian in every 3 is not a web user

29% of Russians (47 million) have never used the internet, according to a report published by the Public Opinion Foundation. 

Relative to the size of the population the figure is 2.6 times more than in the U.K., where 11% of adults (6 million) have never used the internet  or 1.4 times higher than in the U.S., where 20% of the population (roughly 60 million citizens) had no access to technology in 2013.

4 billion people worldwide have no access to the internet, compared to 3 billion web users, according to the Global Internet report 2015

77% of Russians who do not use the internet are aged 60 and above. Among people aged 30 and younger this figure is only 1%.

Photo by Iliya Pitalev / RIA Novosti

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