Research conducted by the European Commission indicates the following countries have the largest percentage of Internet virgins: Turkey (46%), Romania (39%), Bulgaria (37%), Italy (32%).
Those stats describe individuals ages 16 to 74 who haven’t used the Internet ever — for any purpose — at home, work or from anywhere else.
In comparison, Canada is one of the world’s most wired countries, with just 13 per cent not online. Still, there’s room for improvement: European countries with the lowest percentage of Internet virgins, by contrast, are Iceland (1%), Norway and Denmark (3%) and Luxembourg (4%). ◊