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Digital literacy index in Russia in 2020, by age and level

As of the first quarter of 2019, Russians between 18 and 21 years old showed the highest levels of digital literacy in each category, receiving the aggregate index score of 82 points. The population aged 55 years and older was given 53 index points in information literacy. The aggregate digital literacy index in Russia saw an increase in each category by 2020.

Digital literacy index score of Russians as of 1st quarter of 2020, by age and category*

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

Q1 2020

Number of respondents

1,300 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The source added the following information:

"Digital literacy is measured as an index consisting of five components. Information literacy is an ability to find necessary data on the network, to compare several sources of information for making a decision, and to determine benefit or harm of certain messages.

A person who has good computer literacy competences knows technical components of a computer, easily handle with different devices regardless of a platform, understands possibilities and purposes of using gadgets.

Media literacy lets a person use the media space, search for the necessary news, assuming that the information in the media can be incomplete or inaccurate.

Communicative literacy means the ability to express your opinion on the network in an appropriate way, to analyze the position of the interlocutor, to use digital communication channels (instant messengers and social networks).

Attitude to technological innovations is a sub-index that demonstrates knowledge of current trends in technology, skills in using of gadgets and applications, as well as understanding of benefits of technological innovations."

The statistical error does not exceed 3.4 percent. The index is expressed as a score out of a possible 100 points.

Respondents were surveyed in 70 regions of Russia.

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