Russians 45+ are more optimistic than young people about Internet technologies

Russians 45+ are more optimistic than young people about Internet technologies

Russians over the age of 45 are very optimistic about Internet technologies, according to a joint study by Yandex 360 and the NAFI Analytical Center.

The research was conducted using an Internet survey, in which respondents were asked how information technology and Internet services affect their daily life. 1,652 respondents from all federal districts and various types of Russian settlements took part in it.

According to the results of the survey, 75% of Russians in the age category from 45 to 55 years believe that Internet services improve the quality of life. According to the authors of the study, such results are due to the fact that the 45+ generation encountered technology at a more mature stage of life and can compare “before” and “after”.

People of the older generation are also less likely to be afraid of new technologies — 70-74% of respondents aged 45-55 and 55-60 are not afraid of anything or are afraid sometimes, and 57% of those of student age.

In addition, according to the research, the statistics show the misconception that Russians between the ages of 45 and 55 are “technologically backward”. About 58% of people aged 55+ are used to using applications and services for another 5-10 years or more. 90% of respondents use messengers, 89% watch videos on various video hosting sites.

Among young people, more skeptical views prevail — only 55% of respondents are optimistic about technology. At the same time, they use cloud storage and game services and applications more often, but about 10% do not use e-mail.

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