internet - Users want government control and do not buy online, survey
A new survey of professor Guo Liang of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences into the 103 million Chinese internet users has come up with some interesting material. Here is the survey in pdf-format.
The survey, presented on Thursday at the Brookings Institute in the US was the second done with international funding of also the Markle foundation and has already widely been quoted in the US media, like the International Herald Tribune and CNN. A few of the key findings, according to CNN:
- The overwhelming majority of Chinese feel some Internet content -- such as pornography and violence -- should be regulated;
- although the average Chinese Internet user spends nearly three hours a day online, 75 percent have never made an Internet purchase and 42 percent never use a search engine.
- Eighty-five percent spend their time viewing mainland Chinese-language content, while only three percent viewed overseas foreign language content.