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Computer illiteracy June 23, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Internet & Web.

According to a new survey, about 37 percent of people living in the European Union have no computer skills, with Scandinavians being the most computer-literate and Greeks the least, a survey showed on Tuesday.

The study, which was done by Eurostat, showed that the Greeks had the highest percentage of people with no basic computer skills. Denmark and Sweden showed the lowest percentage of people with no basic computer skills.

The study by the EU statistics agency Eurostat showed 65 percent of Greeks, 59 percent of Italians and 57 percent of Hungarians have no basic computer skills, compared with 10 percent in Denmark and 11 percent in Sweden. Britons and Germans also lead the EU’s 25 nations in computer literacy, with only 21 and 25 percent of their citizens lacking computer skills.

The study also showed that while the youth were pretty familiar with a computer, only 10% of people between the ages of 16-24 having no basic computer skills, the elderly are not that familiar with the computer with 65% of people between the ages of 55-74 having no basic computer skills.

The survey, which included people aged 16 to 74 years old, showed 11 percent of those with higher education could not use the computer. Among 16 to 24 year olds, some 10 percent lack computer skills, while 65 percent of people ages 55 to 74 are unable to use the computer.

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