According to a new study released in Statistics Canada’s Rural and Small Town Canada Analysis Bulletin, people living in rural and small town Canada have lower rates of Internet use than those people living in urban areas.
Highlights of the study:
- In 2005, only 58% of people living in rural areas and small towns used the Internet, well below the national average.
- The odds of a person living in a city using the Internet for personal, non-business reasons are about one-and-a-half times those of someone from a rural area or small town.
- Geographic location has an independent influence on Internet use after controlling for other factors, such as age, education and income.