The collected data is copyrighted by the Georgia Tech Research Corporation under the following conditions. Source: European World Wide Web User Profiles by Erik Granered.

General Demographics - France/Belgium/Holland

Survey question: What is you gender?
  • This percentage of women was normal in most of Western Europe.
Survey question: What is your current marital status?
  • No respondents in this region reported being divorced, with the other percentages close to the average.
Survey question: How many people in you household are dependent children?
  • These response percentages reflect the European dataset averages with respect to dependent children.

Professional Demographics - France/Belgium/Holland

Survey question: Please indicate the highest level of education completed.
  • This region had the highest percentage of resondents with a college education at 79 percent. It also had the greatest percentage of doctoral users (along with Eastern Europe).
Survey question: Which of the following categories best describe your primary occupation.
  • Computers and education dominated as occupations in this area.
Survey question: Please indicate your current household income in U.S. dollars.
  • While the incomes in this area were comparatively high, with 54 percent making over $50K, there was also a comparatively large group of users making less than $15K.

Computer Demographics - France/Belgium/Holland

Survey question: What is the nature of your primary access provider?
  • Educational and local access providers dominated in this area.
Survey question: How long have you been on the Internet?
  • This area had the laragest percentage of Internet users with less than one year of experience, 51 percent.
Survey question: Would you be willing to pay for information from WWW sites/databases? (Yes, No, Depends on Cost, Depends on Quality, Depends on Cost and Quality)
  • The response profile for this question was very much the same in all areas except Eastern Europe and Mediterranean countries.
  • Survey question: How many hours per week do you use your computer for work?
    • These percentages show that Web users in this region spent neither the most, nor the least amount of hours computing at work.
    Survey question: How many hours per week do you use your computer for fun/play?
    • Web users in this area spent comparatively few hours on recreteational computing.