2017 World Internet Project Survey: results for Auckland

Ting Huang
Auckland Council Research and Evaluation, RIMU
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The internet is an important and necessary tool in many aspects of everyday life – at the workplace, in education and training, and in social and civic life. Understanding Aucklanders’ current internet access, usage patterns and attitudes toward the internet assists the council, its partners, including council-controlled organisations (CCOs), central government agencies and stakeholders in the private sector, to develop policies and programmes bringing positive change in internet use in Auckland.

The World Internet Project Survey

The World Internet Project is a survey on internet use and digital adoption that has been conducted every two years since 2000. The project is coordinated by the Centre for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California, and has been undertaken in 39 participating countries.

New Zealand has been participating in the World Internet Project since 2007. For 2017, the survey was managed by the New Zealand Work Research Institute (NZWRI) at Auckland University of Technology. The survey looks at New Zealanders’ internet usage behaviour and attitudes toward the internet in areas such as internet privacy, political engagement and freedom of speech on the internet. Questions in relation to the use and the impact of the internet for those living with disabilities were also added specifically for New Zealand. Data was collected between September and December 2017, and a booster sample for Auckland took place between October and December 2017. In total, a final sample of 1065 respondents aged 16 years or over was achieved for Auckland.

This report presents the key results for Auckland. It provides a profile of Aucklanders’ internet use and their attitudes toward internet privacy and the impact of the internet. ...

Auckland Council technical report TR2019/001

Last updated: 2019-01-11


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