Brazil’s Internet Surfer Population Reaches 39%

Brazilian public Internet provider In a surprising result for many, the number of Brazilians who have access to the Internet has grown to 49 million people, in a population of 189 million, according to a study by the DataFolha poll firm, commissioned by advertising agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi.

The new data show a different profile from similar surveys in the past. This time the results indicate that the Internet public in Brazil is substantially bigger than previously thought.

The study reveals that 39% of Brazilians say that they use to access the Web from several places including their home, workplace, friends house and other Internet access points like schools and Internet providers, better known as LAN Houses in Brazil. That would represent 49 million Brazilians age 16 or older.

The age group with the largest number of Internet users is that of youngsters 16 to 24. In this segment 65% have access to the Net. According to the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), there are 127 million Brazilians in that age bracket.

When the population is divided by income, those belonging to the richer strata (A and B classes) have a 69% access rate. 86% of people with a college degree, on the other hand, are habitual Internet surfers.

In southeast Brazil, the percentage of people aged over 16 who use the Internet is 44%. In the north and midwest, it is 37%, and in the south and northeast, 34%. The survey also revealed that Brazilians access the Internet mainly at public places, such as Internet cafés, schools, libraries, and educational institutions.

Questioned as to the habit of uploading content to the Internet, 42% declared that they had already uploaded either a text, a photograph, a song or a movie. The majority of those who upload content – 33% – do so in order to relate to other people and to friends.

Bzz/Anba

Tags:

  • Show Comments (2)

  • aes

    Since literacy is required for internet use, one can conclude that a large section of the populace is functionally literate including 65% of 16-24 year olds. The numbers presented belie the previously horrendously low percentages usually postulated. I wonder how they learn to type, probably initially practicing in text messaging.

  • ch.c.

    Hey….hey “The survey also revealed that Brazilians access the Internet MAINLY at public places…….
    ……..such as Internet cafÀƒ©s, schools, libraries, and educational institutions.” !!!!!!!
    Or from the office as stated just earlier.

    Conclusion : DIVIDE BY at least 50 % those who have a PC and can surf the Internet from home !!!!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil’s Accor Hotels Go Totally IT

MICROS Systems, Inc. and Accor Hotels in Brazil announced an agreement to install MICROS’s ...

Brazil Tourism: Gearing Up for Best Year Ever

A record number of tourists visited Brazil in August and expectations are that the ...

Brazilian movie Money on the $ide

Miami Festival of Brazilian Movies to Show 15 Feature and 10 Short Films

After a successful 10th anniversary, the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami is back for ...

Brazil Will Help Guinea-Bissau Host Conference for Portuguese-Speaking Leaders

Brazil will provide assistance to the government of Guinea-Bissau, which, in July, will play ...

Brazilian Mission Trains Algerian Doctors in Children Heart Surgery

Doctors from Brazil's National Institute of Cardiology (INC), based in the southeastern Brazilian city ...

Brazilian Killed by London Police Had All His Papers

During a joint news conference yesterday in London, Brazilian minister of Foreign Relations, Celso ...

For Brazil and Australia WTO Meeting Was Disappointing

In the judgment of the Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, the mutual ...

Brazil: When Judges Go Beyond and Above the Law

The last days of the military regime (1964-1985) coincided with an incredible rise of ...

God Is Brazilian, But Oil Rigs in Brazil Are Not Doing Their Job

Just one day after Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that "God ...