Switzerland on the Internet: An overview of diffusion, usage, concerns and democratic implications

Natascha Just, Michael Latzer, Sulkhan Metreveli, Florian Saurwein

Abstract


This article gives multifaceted insights into the current status of Internet use in Switzerland and the related democratic implications. It shows the state of Internet diffusion, digital gaps and the usage patterns of Internet applications. It analyzes people's trust in Internet content and the concerns related to using the Internet. Finally, it explores the extent of political participation online and citizens’ views on digital democratization. The results derive from the World Internet Project – Switzerland (WIP-CH), a representative national academic survey embedded in the wider framework of the World Internet Project (WIP).

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scoms.2013.11.002


Keywords


Internet; Switzerland; Survey; Internet usage

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