Top 10 Most Internet Addicted Countries and with Most Internet Users

Many of us today cannot imagine a life without internet. The penetration of internet in countries across the globe is improving day by day and the usage of internet is skyrocketing. But do you know which countries in the world are most addicted to internet? What about the countries that have most number of internet users?

internet addicted nations

In this article, we will help you know about countries with most internet users as well as the ones that are most internet addicted. These stats can be helpful for your digital marketing needs as well as for deciding the geographies that you should be targeting for your digital and social media apps.

10 Most Internet Addicted Countries

Here is the list of top 10 most internet savvy nations in decreasing order:

  1. India
  2. South Africa
  3. Great Britain
  4. China
  5. Indonesia
  6. Australia
  7. South Korea
  8. Brazil
  9. Germany
  10. United States

Based on the infographic presented below we can list down the top 10 countries where people have the highest addiction to internet and they can’t imagine a life without it. This infographic is based on a poll which was conducted by Ipsos to assess public attitude towards technology. The question that was asked from the respondents of different nationalities is as follows:

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
I cannot imagine life without internet

Based on the responses, Ipsos compiled together the following chart:

Internet Addicted Countries
Top Internet Addicted Countries (source)

You may be surprised to notice that United States (US) is at number 10 in this ranking as only 73% of the respondents felt that they cannot live without internet. On the other hand, India is the most internet addicted country with 82% respondents accepting that they cannot imagine life without internet.

The above ranking can be useful in planning the global reach of your product or app. Note that since the landscape of internet penetration keeps changing, the top countries may change from time to time. However as per data release in the year 2017, these are the countries where people use the internet most.

Top 10 Countries with Most Internet Users

Here is the list of top 10 countries with the highest number of internet connected citizens.

  1. China
  2. India
  3. United States
  4. Brazil
  5. Nigeria
  6. Japan
  7. Russia
  8. Bangladesh
  9. Mexico
  10. Germany

The above stats is based on the statistics provided by statista. Here is a screenshot of list of countries with most internet users:

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Countries with most internet users as of December 2019 (source)

Top 5 Countries for Reaching Internet Users

Once you examine, both these lists, here are the top 5 countries that come out as the most important to concentrate on for the next decade in your digital marketing campaigns as well as digital product launches.

  1. India
  2. China
  3. Brazil
  4. United States
  5. Germany

Do you find anything surprising in the list above? Are you planning for these countries in your marketing campaigns? With the increasing adoption of smartphones, we believe usage of internet will keep on growing over time and people will get increasingly dependent on both smartphones as well as internet in the coming time.

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