Worldwide digital population as of January 2020

How many people use the internet?

Almost 4.54 billion people were active internet users as of January 2020, encompassing 59 percent of the global population. China, India and the United States rank ahead all other countries in terms of internet users.

Global internet usage

By now, a world without the internet is unimaginable. Connecting billions of people worldwide, the internet is a core pillar of the modern information society. The global online penetration rate is 59 percent, with Northern Europe ranking first with a 95 percent internet penetration rate among the population . The countries with the highest internet penetration rate worldwide are the UAE, Denmark, and South Korea. At the opposite end of the spectrum is North Korea with virtually no online usage penetration among the general population, ranking last worldwide. As of 2018, Asia was the region with the largest number of online users – over 2 billion at the latest count. Europe was ranked second with almost 705 million internet users.

Global digital population as of January 2020

Number of users in billions
Active internet users4.54
Unique mobile internet users4.18
Active social media users3.8
Active mobile social media users3.75
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Sources

Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

January 2020

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