December 17, 2013 — The Center for the Digital Future has released the fifth edition of the World Internet Project Report, the first global partnership of research institutions that compiles data on the behavior and views of Internet users and non-users worldwide.

The current report, managed by the Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, includes findings from eight of the project’s 34 partner countries:  Cyprus, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States.

The other partners in the World Internet Project are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macao, New Zealand, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

Studies by the World Internet Project explore the contemporary evolution of communication technology through findings on 75 subject areas in 10 broad categories:

  • Internet Users and Non-users
  • Information Seeking Online
  • Access to Online Services
  • The Internet and Social Connections
  • Politics and the Internet
  • Media Use, Reliability, and Importance
  • User-generated Content and Social Media
  • Online Entertainment
  • Online Purchasing and Personal Privacy
  • Online Communication

To download the report of the World Internet Project or the center’s other publications, visit the Center’s Report Download page.