Cyberspace scares over three in four Japanese


Compared to a year ago, how scary is the internet now? graph of japanese statisticsSomeone who finds the internet scary is someone who doesn’t know what they are really doing, I believe. To findout what the average person thinks, reported on a survey conducted by Cross Marketing Inc into internet scariness.


Over the 28th and 29th of November 2007 300 members of the Cross Marketing online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, and 20.0% in their teens, 20.0% in their twenties, 20.0% in their thirties, 20.0% in their forties, and 20.0% in their fifties.

With decent virus software and just a little common sense, viruses can be almost completely avoided, although running things like Explorer and Outlook (a sin around 70% are guilty of) does make life a little more interesting on line… A follow-up question would have been to find out how many people had actually suffered from the dangers in Q1SQ, for instance.

Research results

Q1: Do you think that these days the internet is a scary thing? (Sample size=300)

Very scary (to SQ)8.0%
Scary to some degree (to SQ)69.3%
Not very scary18.0%
Not scary at all4.7%

Q1SQ: What sort of things make you feel the internet is a scary thing? (Sample size=208, multiple answer)

Viruses, hacking, and other attacks18881.0%
Leaking of personal data18881.0%
Internet addiction4419.0%
No particular reason73.4%

Q2: Compared to a year ago, how scary is the internet now? (Sample size=300)

Scarier than last year20.3%
As scary as last year66.3%
Less scary than last year12.0%
Didn’t use the internet a year ago1.3%
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