The Internet

Aug 1, 2018

Q. Overall do you think the internet has been good or bad for the following:

  Total good Total bad   Very good Good Neither good nor bad Bad Very bad Don’t know   Good Aged 18-34 Good Aged 35-54 Good Aged 55+
Jobs 64% 9%   20% 44% 22% 7% 2% 5%   72% 62% 59%
Education 69% 9%   25% 44% 18% 7% 2% 4%   74% 64% 71%
Health 52% 12%   13% 39% 31% 9% 3% 5%   55% 45% 57%
The media 44% 28%   14% 30% 25% 18% 10% 4%   53% 39% 44%
Entertainment 73% 7%   33% 40% 16% 5% 2% 3%   77% 70% 75%
Global relations 51% 11%   15% 36% 32% 8% 3% 7%   58% 48% 46%
Your life in general 65% 6%   20% 45% 26% 4% 2% 3%   67% 65% 64%
Society in general 49% 20%   11% 38% 28% 14% 6% 3%   50% 45% 54%

 

A substantial majority believe the internet has been good for entertainment (73%), education (69%) and jobs (64%).

65% think it has been good for their life in general and 49% for society in general.

The only issue in some dispute was whether the internet was good or bad for the media (44% good/28% bad).

Those aged under 35 were more likely to think the internet had been good for jobs, education and the media while those aged 55+ were more likely to think it had been good for health and society in general.

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