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Usage of paid online research portals in Germany 2013-2016

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the usage of fee-based tools for online research, e.g. newspaper and magazine archives and databases in Germany from 2013 to 2016. In 2016, roughly 1.83 million internet users aged 14 years and older stated that they had paid a fee in order to access online research portals.

Number of internet users who paid a fee in order to access online research tools (e.g. newspaper and magazine archives, databases) in Germany from 2013 to 2016

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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2013 to 2016

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking online consumers

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on the basic population:
The survey is based on the German-speaking population aged 14 years and older in private households at main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Information on random sample:
2013: 8,702 respondents, projected base of 70.33 million persons
2014: 8,156 respondents, projected base of 70.52 million persons
2015: 7,009 respondents, projected base of 69.24 million persons
2016: 7,026 respondents, projected base of 69.56 million persons

Information on target group "German-speaking online consumers":
2013: projected base of 43.95 million persons
2014: projected base of 44.16 million persons
2015: projected base of 45.33 million persons
2016: projected base of 47.01 million persons

The source phrased the survey question as follows: "There are numerous services and products offered on the internet which one can use or order and which then have to be paid. This is a list of a some of these products. Please indicate all items on the list of which you would say: 'I do/use/buy this on the internet.'
Product: fee-based research portals, e.g. newspaper or magazine archives, databases."
(Original German survey question: "Im Internet gibt es ja ganz verschiedene Dienstleistungen, Waren- und Serviceangebote, die man in Anspruch nehmen oder bestellen kann und die man dann bezahlen muss. Hier auf dieser Liste sind verschiedene Angebote aufgeschrieben. Bitte nennen Sie mir alle Punkte, bei denen Sie sagen: 'So etwas mache ich ├╝ber das Internet, das nutze oder kaufe ich im Internet.'
Produkt: Kostenpflichtige Recherche, z.B. in Zeitungs- oder Zeitschriftenarchiven, Datenbanken.")

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