Major Geographical Location
- For classification of location by major geographical location, 76.2% of
the respondents were from the US, 10.2% from Canada & Mexico and 8.4% from
Europe. Compared to the Third Survey (80.6% from the US, 9.8% from Europe,
and 5.8% from Canada & Mexico), this represents a shift towards less of
a US dominance in Web users.
- Additionally, notable increases occurred in most of the other geographical
areas like Asia, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and Central & South
- There were more Weekend users from Canada and Mexico (12.3% verses
9.6%) than during the Weekdays. This effected the US proportions,
dropping the Weekend US users to 72.2% compared to Weekday users 77.1%.
By Access Time
- As with the Third Survey, percentage wise, more women were from the
US (84.6%) than men (72.7%), though the proportion of women to men was
reversed for all other locations like Europe (10.6% male & 3.0% female).
This trend backs the hypothesis that the US is integrating women into its
user population faster than other countries. It also suggests that as the
Web increases its user population, a more balanced women/men ratio is
Table of Data for All Categories
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Georgia Institute of Technology
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