The Descartes Institute unveils a study carried out over a month on how the French get information on the Internet.
According to this survey, the French spend very little time of their Internet use searching for information, and less time than consulting pornographic sites.
A study reveals how the French get information on the Internet.
According to this survey, conducted by the Descartes Institute for a month, the French spend only 3% of their time spent on the Internet looking for and reading news sites.
In other words, they spend less than 5 minutes of their daily time there.
This is less than consulting pornographic sites, to which the French spend on average 4% of their daily time spent on the Internet.
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Consulting untrusted sites
Other striking figures emerge from this study by the Descartes Institute.
Among them, the survey reveals that nearly 20% of French people have not consulted any information site in a month.
And nearly 40% of respondents went to unreliable sites, even if, good news, they spent very little time there.
This survey is devoted solely to the interest of the French for information through the prism of the Internet.
But sales of paper newspapers continue to decline in France, a sign that the French are not getting more information by this means.
The study also does not look at how the French get information via radio and television.