47 percent of the world’s population now use the Internet

There are now 3.9 billion people in the world who do not use the Internet, the study found, and in addition to being poorer, they tend to be disproportionately less educated, rural, elderly and female. The report suggested that „broader socio-economic factors“ — in particular education levels — may need to be addressed if the United Nations wants to reach its target of having 60 percent of the world’s population online by 2020.

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