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TEN COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST AND LOWEST PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION USING THE INTERNET

About one-third of the world population uses the Internet. However, this is distributed very unevenly with 3 Scandinavian countries having over 90% the population using the Internet and 12 countries having under 1%. Almost all the high ranking countries are high income, though St. Lucia ranked #4 (and a few other West Indies nations ranked moderately high), possibly due to a large number of connections for tourists and hence easy access for the residents. The United States ranked #18 at 79.0 percent.

Top Ten:

COUNTRY

1. Iceland
2. Norway
3. Sweden
4. Saint Lucia
5. Netherlands
6. Denmark
7. Luxembourg
8. Finland
9. United Kingdom
10. South Korea

PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE
WHO ARE INTERNET USERS
97.6
94.8
92.6
88.9
88.6
86.1
85.3
83.6
82.5
81.0

Bottom Ten:

COUNTRY

1. North Korea
2. Burma
3. Sierra Leone
4. Bangladesh
4. Congo, Dem. Rep.
6. Cambodia
6. Central African Republic
6. Ethiopia
6. Liberia
10. Niger

PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE
WHO ARE INTERNET USERS
near 0
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.7

Source: CIA World Factbook (Stats mostly from 2009)

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