A poll conducted by international polling firm GlobeScan for BBC World Services between November ’09 and February ’10 found that almost 80% of people interviewed see Internet Access as their fundamental right.
You can read the results in detail by clicking the following link – news.bbc.co.uk (.pdf file)
From the article:
GlobeScan Chairman Doug Miller commented: “Despite worries about privacy and fraud, people around the world see access to the internet as their fundamental right. They think the web is a force for good, and most don’t want governments to regulate it.”
There’s nothing surprising about these findings in my opinion. I share those beliefs, and I think the internet has allowed us to grow in ways that wouldn’t be possible with out it. It has shaped our society and cultures in ways we cannot possible imagine.