Number of Computers Owned
- Nearly half the sampled population report owning a single computer
- One in five respondents own three or more computers (20.2%).
- Since only 5.9% of all users report not owning a computer, it seems that
those who have online access tend to own a computer. This follows common
sense that people who spend a lot of time with computers tend to own at
least one computer.
- European users are almost three times more likely (13.1%) not to own
a computer than their US counterparts (4.9%).
- Only 1.2% of Prodigy users did not own a computer, with almost one half
(46.1%) owning a single computer and 29.1% owning two computers.
- The percent of Prodigy respondents that do not own a computer matches
perfectly the number of users that do not subscribe to Prodigy (See: Graphs).
One possible read of this is that there were 41 users who filled out the
survey using Prodigy that do not own a computer or subscribe to Prodigy
(the "over the shoulder respondents"). This provided a good sanity check
of the numbers collected.
- Women are twice as likely as men to not own a computer (9.7% female vs
5.2% male), and more likely to own only one computer (52.7% female to
44.5% male). This lends support to the conclusion that for this sampled
population, women typically own fewer computers.
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GVU's WWW Surveying Team
Graphics, Visualization, & Usability Center
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0280