Most frequently used internet activities in Germany 2017-2019

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the most frequent internet activities in Germany in 2017 and 2019. During the 2019 survey period it was found that about 71.4 percent of German-speaking internet users aged 14 years and above reported to use the internet to write and/or receive emails. Conversely, around 43.2 percent of respondents use the Internet for online banking.

Internet activities that were most frequently used from Germany in 2017 to 2019

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking internet users

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on base:
German-speaking population age 14 and over in private households, at main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Information on random sample:
2016: 23,854 respondents, projected to a population of 69.56 million
2017: 23,356 respondents, projected to a population of 70.09 million
2018: 23,389 respondents, projected to a population of 70.45 million

You can find further information on the methodology here.

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which activities do you engage in when online? What do you do on the internet? Please tell me according to this list."
Original German question: "Und welche Angebote nehmen Sie im Internet in Anspruch? Was machen Sie im Internet? Sagen Sie es mir einfach nach dieser Liste."

Multiple answers were possible. Therefore, percentage points may exceed 100 percent.

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