EDBRIEF: The Internet’s Impact on Education and Morality

Pew Research Center asked more than 36,000 people across 32 emerging and developing countries worldwide on the positive effects as well as the drawbacks the Internet has had on different aspects of life, including education, personal relationships, politics and the economy.

Across these nations an average of 44% of people said they used the Internet at least occasionally, often on their cellphones and increasingly smartphones, with numbers varying greatly between countries.

Pew Research found Internet adoption rates are highest among well-educated young adults (18-to-34 year-olds) and those who speak English.

Of those who have internet, two thirds (66%) use it daily, and social networks are the most popular destinations on the internet (for 82% of people).

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