Mar 08

BBC Global Poll finds that four in five people regard Internet access as a fundamental right.

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 – (.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.