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

Participation in online communication activities the Netherlands 2017, by education This statistic shows the responses to the survey question: "Which online communication activities have you engaged in over the past three months?" The figure illustrates the share of individuals who used the internet for online communication activities in the Netherlands in 2017, by education. In 2017, 32.3 percent of highly educated individuals in the Netherlands said they used the internet to read or keep a blog.
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Education levelChattingReading or keeping a blogSocial network activities**Sending and receiving e-mailMaking phone calls via internetPosting societal - political opinionsParticipating in societal online discussions
Low25.4%15.1%72.2%75%35.7%5.6%5.6%
Mid28.5%23%88%94.1%41.5%7.7%7.7%
High25.6%32.3%92.8%97.8%53.3%10.4%10.4%
Education levelChattingReading or keeping a blogSocial network activities**Sending and receiving e-mailMaking phone calls via internetPosting societal - political opinionsParticipating in societal online discussions
Low25.4%15.1%72.2%75%35.7%5.6%5.6%
Mid28.5%23%88%94.1%41.5%7.7%7.7%
High25.6%32.3%92.8%97.8%53.3%10.4%10.4%
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This statistic shows the responses to the survey question: "Which online communication activities have you engaged in over the past three months?" The figure illustrates the share of individuals who used the internet for online communication activities in the Netherlands in 2017, by education. In 2017, 32.3 percent of highly educated individuals in the Netherlands said they used the internet to read or keep a blog.
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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 internet in the past three 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.

Definition of highest achieved education levels, according to the source:
Low education level: "Primary education, VMBO (preparatory middle-level coational education), first three years of Havo/VWO (highter general and pre-university secondary education), or assistant education (MBO-1)"
Mid education level: "Last years of Havo/VWO, MBO2, 3 and 4 (middle applied education)"
High education level: "HBO (higher applied education) and WO (univeristy studies) and older educational programs which are comparable".

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