World Internet Project

Since 2000, working with partner countries worldwide, the Center for the Digital Future has conducted the world’s largest and longest-running longitudinal study on Internet use and digital adoption.

We have created a growing body of data and insights on the impact of the Internet on users and non-users – behavior that supports the needs of corporate and public agency leaders to understand the impact of the Internet and stay ahead of the changes that online technology is bringing worldwide.

The World Internet Project operates through the Center for the Digital Future in collaboration with 39 partner countries.  Studies explore the evolution of communication technology through findings on more than 80 subject areas in broad categories that include:

  • Internet users and non-users
  • Information-seeking online
  • Access to online services
  • Politics and the Internet
  • Online media use
  • Media reliability and importance
  • User-generated content and social media
  • Online entertainment
  • Online purchasing
  • Personal privacy
  • Online communication
  • Credit card security
  • Offline media use
  • Blogs
  • The Internet and education

Visit the World Internet Project website.

List of World Internet Project partners


The World Internet Project reports

World Internet Project Report: Sixth Edition (2015)
Participants: Australia, Bahrain, Chile, China, Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay
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World Internet Project Report: Fifth Edition (2013)
Participants: Cyprus, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, United States
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World Internet Project Report: Fourth Edition (2012)
Participants: Australia, Canada, Colombia, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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World Internet Project Report: Third Edition (2012)
Participants: Australia, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
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World Internet Project Report (2010)
Participants: Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, Macao, Mexico, Portugal, Sweden, United States.
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World Internet Project Report (2009)
Participants: Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Israeli, Macao, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
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