October 9, 2018

Technology use in Africa: Internet

% of adults who use the internet at least occasionally or own a smartphone
(Countries surveyed in Africa are highlighted in green)

Country 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
United States 84 84 86 88 89
Canada -- -- 90 91 91
France -- -- 75 81 87
Germany -- -- 85 85 87
Greece -- -- -- 60 66
Hungary -- -- -- 66 74
Italy -- -- 72 71 71
Netherlands -- -- -- 95 93
Poland 63 63 69 73 75
Spain -- -- 87 90 87
Sweden -- -- -- 93 92
United Kingdom -- -- 88 89 88
Russia 66 73 72 -- 78
Australia -- -- 93 93 93
China 55 63 65 71 --
India 16 20 22 21 25
Indonesia 23 24 30 -- 30
Japan -- -- 69 72 76
Philippines 34 42 40 -- 56
South Korea -- -- 94 -- 96
Vietnam -- 43 50 -- 64
Israel -- -- 86 -- 88
Jordan 47 47 67 -- 80
Lebanon 57 62 66 -- 83
Tunisia 40 42 -- -- 44
Turkey 41 -- 72 -- 76
Ghana 26 21 25 -- 39
Kenya 37 29 40 -- 39
Nigeria 33 39 39 -- 42
Senegal 34 28 31 -- 46
South Africa 43 41 42 -- 59
Tanzania -- 19 21 -- 25
Argentina 68 62 71 -- 78
Brazil 49 51 60 -- 70
Chile 66 76 78 -- 78
Colombia -- 57 -- -- 75
Mexico 45 50 54 -- 67
Peru -- 46 52 -- 64
Venezuela 59 67 67 -- 72

Note: “--” indicates data not available for this year. Internet use is based on individuals who report either using the internet occasionally or owning a smartphone. Percentages are based on total sample.
Source: Spring 2017 Global Attitudes Survey. Q63, Q64, Q65 & Q71. U.S. data from a Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 3-10, 2018. China data from Spring 2016 Global Attitudes Survey.