This is a longitudinal study of the diffusion, use, and impact of the Internet in Hong Kong, with telephone interviews of 1,000 residents (including both users and nonusers) conducted every year since 2000 ( This is also a comparative study with core questions asked by other teams of the Asia-Pacific Internet Research Alliance (APIRA) in mainland China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Macau, Malaysia, and elsewhere, and/or teams of the World Internet Project (WIP).  The study has been funded by two HKRGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grants, a CityU Strategic Research Grant, and CityU Centre for Communication Research.

Major Findings

1. An overview

2. Demographics (Sex, Age, Education, and Family Income) and Internet Adoption

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