A recent poll conducted for the BBC World Service has revealed that more than 4 out of 5 people in the world believe that accessing the internet is their fundamental right, indicating that internet is fast becoming a prerequisite for leading a modern, technology savvy lifestyle.
According to the survey, which was carried out by GlobeScan, people all over the world are embracing the internet as a part of their lives and consider having access to the internet as an absolute necessity and part of their basic rights.
The survey, during which more than 27,000 people across 26 countries were interviewed, revealed that more than 87 percent of internet users believed that internet access was their fundamental right whereas 79 percent of non-users believe that they should have access to the internet.
Surprisingly, internet users in South Korea and Nigeria believed that the governments should not interfere with internet access in their country while people in China and in some European countries felt the opposite.
The study indicated that people living in Mexico, Turkey and Brazil supported the idea of the internet as a fundamental right and believed that they could not imagine life without it.
However, respondents also expressed their concerns over online fraud, easy access to violent and pornographic content and other privacy issues. There is however some crucial questions to be asked as to whether the digital divide is going to have a negative impact on global culture.
(News on News)