Number of Computers Owned
- Nearly half the sampled population report owning a single computer
(47.4%), with one in five respondents own two computers (25.2%). Surprisingly,
over 10.5% of the users reported not owning a personal
computer, nearly double the response from the Third Survey (5.9%).
- The differences between US and European users with respect to owning
PCs is not as significant as with the Third Survey, where Europeans were
almost three times more likely (13.1%) not to own a computer than their
US counterparts (4.9%).
- As one would expect, Weekend users reported owning more computers
than Weekday users. 46.6% of the Weekend users own two or more computers
whereas only 41.1% of Weekday users own two or more computers). Weekday
users were nearly twice as likely not to own a computer than Weekend
users (11.5% Weekday vs 6.4% Weekend).
- These numbers along with the hours/week spend having fun with
computers supports the notion that Weekend users tend to be the
computer hobbyists and early adopters of the Web.
By Access Time
- Women are more than twice as likely as men to not own a computer
(17.3% female vs 7.7% male), and more likely to own only one computer
(53.1% female to 45.0% male). The hypothesis that women typically own
fewer computers is backed by 1993 US Census Data.
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GVU's WWW Surveying Team
Graphics, Visualization, & Usability Center
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0280