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

Participation online communication activities in the Netherlands 2017, by age group 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 in 2017, by age. As of 2017, 26.5 percent of 65 to 75 year old Dutch individuals said they used the internet to make a phone call.
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Age in yearsChattingReading or keeping a blogSocial network activities**Sending and receiving e-mailMaking phone calls via internetPosting societal - political opinionsParticipating in societal online discussions
12-1839.9%22.5%96.4%84.2%66.4%5.7%5.7%
18-2544.3%37%98.4%97.3%64.8%11.6%15.1%
25-3532.1%36.8%97.3%97.5%58.3%11%13.4%
35-4528.1%27%95.8%95.9%47.6%7.6%8.3%
45-5526.3%22.3%90.4%93%37.1%7.6%7.8%
55-6524.1%15.8%82.5%91.7%32.9%8.1%7.6%
65-7512.7%12.3%61.6%80%26.5%6.6%5.9%
75+5.7%6.5%33.6%52.2%13.6%2.2%2.5%
Age in yearsChattingReading or keeping a blogSocial network activities**Sending and receiving e-mailMaking phone calls via internetPosting societal - political opinionsParticipating in societal online discussions
12-1839.9%22.5%96.4%84.2%66.4%5.7%5.7%
18-2544.3%37%98.4%97.3%64.8%11.6%15.1%
25-3532.1%36.8%97.3%97.5%58.3%11%13.4%
35-4528.1%27%95.8%95.9%47.6%7.6%8.3%
45-5526.3%22.3%90.4%93%37.1%7.6%7.8%
55-6524.1%15.8%82.5%91.7%32.9%8.1%7.6%
65-7512.7%12.3%61.6%80%26.5%6.6%5.9%
75+5.7%6.5%33.6%52.2%13.6%2.2%2.5%
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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 in 2017, by age. As of 2017, 26.5 percent of 65 to 75 year old Dutch individuals said they used the internet to make a phone call.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
Netherlands
Survey time period
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
* Original survey question: "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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