42% of UK population have accessed government services online

Mar 20, 2009 | Uncategorized

Ofcom has revealed that 42% of the British population has used the internet in the last year to access government services, including searching for information and filling in official forms. For those with internet access at home the figure rises to 55%. In addition, 70% of those polled (equivalent to 60% of the general population) […]

Ofcom has revealed that 42% of the British population has used the internet in the last year to access government services, including searching for information and filling in official forms. For those with internet access at home the figure rises to 55%. In addition, 70% of those polled (equivalent to 60% of the general population) believe that the internet has made it easier to engage in citizen participation activities such as signing petitions or contacting MPs. However, the study also determined that people from deprived areas are much less likely to use such services over the internet – only 15% of those polled said that they had done so.
Ofcom: http://www.ofcom.org.uk, 20/03/2009

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