A Bezeq survey of Israeli reliance on the Internet and apps showed some interesting results, according to a Calcalist report. 522 Israelis over the age 18 were surveyed.
70% of Israelis rely on WhatsApp and feel they can’t live without it, up from 54% in 2013.
WhatsApp market penetration is an astounding 80% of the population. 70% of Israelis have a WhatsApp group for their family.
But what Israelis don’t like are all the WhatsApp groups. Only 42% like WhatsApp groups, 31% don’t like to use the groups, 17% have had enough with all the groups, and 10% said they simply don’t quit the various groups they belong to because they don’t want their friends to see they quit the group.
The survey didn’t ask how many use WhatsApp while driving.
On its heels is Waze, with 57% of Israelis believing they can’t live without the social GPS app, up from 46% in 2013.
38% said they wouldn’t give up on email.
Compared to 2013, Facebook dropped from 37% to only 32% describing it as an indispensable.
A mere 10% feel that Skype in indispensable to their lives.
75% of Israelis watch movies or TV shows on the Internet.
On average Israeli watch 40% of their movies on the Internet, 40% on TV, 13% in the theater, and 7% on DVD.
52% of Israelis prefer to surf the internet on their computer. 48% prefer their mobile device.
The average age an Israeli gets his or her first smartphone is 11 years old, with the youngest at 7.5 years.
62% of Israeli parents track their children’s usage. 78% of parents limit the time their children use the internet. 44% of children download apps without permission, and 22% use their parents phones without permission.
82% of Israelis made an online purchase in the past year. 60% booked a flight or hotel room overseas.
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