Public Wi-Fi activities of online adults worldwide 2017

This statistic presents the potentially risky behavior of online adults worldwide on public Wi-Fi connections as of June 2017. During the survey, it was found that 59 percent of respondents had logged in to their personal e-mail accounts via public WiFi connections.

Digital activities internet users worldwide have conducted on a public Wi-Fi network as of June 2017

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Release date

August 2017



Survey time period

May 18 to June 5, 2017

Number of respondents

15,532 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

via laptop, mobile or tablet

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Original question: Which of the following have you done on your mobile phone, tablet or laptop while connected to a public Wi-Fi network?

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