"Why do young Ukrainians need the Internet?"

09.04.2013

The Modern Youth of Ukraine, an all-Ukrainian public opinion survey, was carried out by the Gorshenin Institute from 1 to 20 March 2013.

The survey covered 2,000 respondents, aged 15 to 21, in population centres of over 100,000 residents in 24 regions of Ukraine and in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The sample was based on respondents' age, gender and type of their population centres. The margin of representation error does not exceed +/-2.2 per cent.

What source of information do you prefer?

(Respondents are offered to name up to three options)

  • Internet – 72.3%
  • Television – 58.2%
  • Socializing (relatives, friends) – 21.7%
  • Printed media (newspapers/magazines) – 12.4%
  • Radio – 5.8%
  • Other – 0.8%
  • Difficult to answer – 2.2%

Do you use the Internet? If so, how often?

  • Frequently, daily – 71.9%
  • Several times a week – 19.3%
  • Several times a month – 3.9%
  • Occasionally, at least once in six months – 0.9%
  • Do not use – 2.9%
  • Difficult to answer – 1.1%

Why do you need Internet access? (applicable to Internet users only)

(Respondents can mention several options)

  • To look up information – 65.8%
  • For work, study – 58.7%
  • To talk to other users in chats, social networks and on forums – 47.6%
  • To listen to music, watch films, read books and so on – 41.1%
  • To follow the news, global and local developments – 39.6%
  • To use e-mail – 33.1%
  • To play games – 24.6%
  • To find new friends, people with similar interests – 23.4%
  • To stay in touch with relatives – 22.2%
  • To do shopping – 10.5%
  • To browse erotic content – 4.5%
  • Other – 1.2%
  • Difficult to answer – 0.6%

Do you use social networks? If so, how often? (facebook, vkontakte, odnoklassniki and other)

(applicable to Internet users only)

  • Frequently, daily – 62.4%
  • Several times a week – 28.6%
  • Several times a month – 7.3%
  • Occasionally, at least once in six months – 1.3%
  • Difficult to answer – 0.4%

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