Digital device usage for selected online content activities worldwide as of 2nd half 2017, by device

Digital content access of internet users worldwide 2017, by device This statistic illustrates the digital device usage for selected global online content activities as of the second half of 2017, by device. During the survey period, 72 percent of respondents stated that they shopped online via PC or laptop.
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PC/LaptopTabletSmartphone
E-mail 75%22%59%
Online shopping 72%18%43%
Watching movies/videos online 67%23%52%
Reading news 57%19%48%
Online banking 56%11%36%
Using social media sites 54%19%54%
Downloading software/applications 51%16%42%
Using online payment systems/wallets47%10%30%
Uploading/sharing content 37%11%39%
Online data storage 36%10%29%
Instant messaging/video calling 36%12%43%
Listening to streaming music/radio 34%12%38%
Online gaming 32%11%28%
Visiting adult websites 24%6%17%
Visiting online dating websites/services or apps 18%6%18%
Trading securities/shares online18%4%9%
Online gambling/betting 15%5%10%
PC/LaptopTabletSmartphone
E-mail 75%22%59%
Online shopping 72%18%43%
Watching movies/videos online 67%23%52%
Reading news 57%19%48%
Online banking 56%11%36%
Using social media sites 54%19%54%
Downloading software/applications 51%16%42%
Using online payment systems/wallets47%10%30%
Uploading/sharing content 37%11%39%
Online data storage 36%10%29%
Instant messaging/video calling 36%12%43%
Listening to streaming music/radio 34%12%38%
Online gaming 32%11%28%
Visiting adult websites 24%6%17%
Visiting online dating websites/services or apps 18%6%18%
Trading securities/shares online18%4%9%
Online gambling/betting 15%5%10%
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This statistic illustrates the digital device usage for selected global online content activities as of the second half of 2017, by device. During the survey period, 72 percent of respondents stated that they shopped online via PC or laptop.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
H2 2017
Number of respondents
17,918 respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
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What activities people perform on their personal devices, when they are online
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