The Top 5 Countries with the Highest Share of Internet Users Globally

  Country Total Unique Visitors Share of Global Internet Audience Population 2008
1 China 179,710,000 17.8% 1,33 billion
2 United States 163,300,000 16.2% 303 million
3 Japan 59,993,000 6.0% 127 million
4 Germany 36,992,000 3.7% 82 million
5 United Kingdom 36,664,000 3.6% 60 million
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 Facts
  1. 34% of Internet users in the United States have logged onto the Internet using a wireless connection.
  2. In 2007 more than two-thirds of Americans, 68.1%, use the Internet at home, a substantial increase from the 46.9% of users who reported home Internet use in 2000.
  3. 40% of Americans say they get most of their news about national and international issues from the Internet, up from just 24% in September 2007.
  4. According to a PEW Internet and American lifestyles survey, the mobile device will be the primary connection tool to the Internet for most people in the world in 2020.
  5. The U.S. Currently Accounts for 21 Percent of Worldwide Internet Users, down from 66 Percent in 1996.
Sources: PEW Internet and American life project survey, USC 2007 Digital Future Project report.
Tags: Computers & The Internet, Top 5 Highest

Sources:  comScore World Metrix

List Notes: December 2008 data. This list does not include traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.
Countries with the Highest Share of Internet Users Globally

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