Benefits of the Internet

Positive sentiment about the Internet is slowly trending downward.

How New Zealanders perceive the benefits of the Internet

Compared to last year, New Zealanders are less likely to perceive forums as being some of the Internet's key social benefits – either for providing a wide range of views or facilitating discussion. Connecting communities of people and anyone being able to access information were the other benefits which saw decreases.

Benefits value rating over time

The younger you are, the less likely you are to feel positively about the Internet.

Demographics of the top three perceived benefits

Easy to communicate with friends and family

Access to information

Online shopping

New Zealanders with disabilities

16% of New Zealand's Internet users have a long-term disability, with many using assistive technology.

Assistive technology used while on the Internet

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