Which online communication activities have you engaged in over the past 3 months?*

Participation in online communication activities in the Netherlands 2012-2017 This statistic shows the responses to the survey question: "Which online communication activities have you engaged in over the past 3 months?" The figure illustrates the share of individuals who used the internet for online communication activities in the Netherlands from 2012 to 2017. As of 2017, 43 percent of the individuals in the Netherlands said they used the internet to make a phone call.
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ChattingReading or keeping a blogSocial network activities**Sending and receiving e-mailMaking phone calls via internetPosting societal - political opinionsParticipating in societal online discussions
201225.9%18.7%57.4%83.5%23.4%--
201326.4%19.9%62.1%85.1%27.7%25.5%6.1%
201424.1%20.3%71.6%84.8%31.1%--
201523.8%21.6%75.1%85%30.7%22.6%6%
201623.6%20.2%79%84.9%34.8%24.1%7.2%
201726.5%22.9%83.9%88.5%42.8%7.8%8.5%
ChattingReading or keeping a blogSocial network activities**Sending and receiving e-mailMaking phone calls via internetPosting societal - political opinionsParticipating in societal online discussions
201225.9%18.7%57.4%83.5%23.4%--
201326.4%19.9%62.1%85.1%27.7%25.5%6.1%
201424.1%20.3%71.6%84.8%31.1%--
201523.8%21.6%75.1%85%30.7%22.6%6%
201623.6%20.2%79%84.9%34.8%24.1%7.2%
201726.5%22.9%83.9%88.5%42.8%7.8%8.5%
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This statistic shows the responses to the survey question: "Which online communication activities have you engaged in over the past 3 months?" The figure illustrates the share of individuals who used the internet for online communication activities in the Netherlands from 2012 to 2017. As of 2017, 43 percent of the individuals in the Netherlands said they used the internet to make a phone call.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
Netherlands
Survey time period
2012 to 2017
Number of respondents
4,500 respondents
Age group
12 years and older
Special properties
individuals who are part of a private household
Method of interview
Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)
Supplementary notes
* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Did you use the internet in the past 3 months for one of the following activities: To send or receive e-mails; To make phone calls via the internet; To chat; To read or keep up with blogs; To Exchange text messages; To participate in a social network like Facebook or Twitter; To participate in a professional network like LinkedIn."
** The latter three survey answers are grouped together as 'social network activities': exchange text messages; participate in a social network like Facebook or Twitter; participate in a professional network like LinkedIn.

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