Online news most favourite among internet users

Reading online news and newspapers is the most common activity among Maltese internet users according to the results of a new survey released by Eurostat today.

Giving details of internet access and use in the 27 EU member states during this year, the latest data shows that more than three out of every four Maltese internet users (76 per cent) use the net to follow online news and newspaper portals. The second most popular use of the worldwide web among the Maltese (64 per cent) is to post messages on the social media, such as Facebook.

Eurostat said that in 2012, internet access in Malta reached 77 per cent of households, one percent more than the EU average.

In the past three years since 2009, internet access in Maltese households increased by a staggering 13 per cent.

Among the 27 member states, shares of internet access of 90 per cent and over were recorded in the Netherlands (94 per cent), Luxembourg (93 per cent) and Denmark and Sweden (both 92 per cent).

Bulgaria (51 per cent) has the lowest internet access in the EU.


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