Total Internet Audience in France in March 2020
In March 2020, the month when lockdown began, internet use rose significantly among France’s 53.5 million web users (85.4% of the population).
Web users went online more often over the course of the month: every day, an average of 45.8 million individuals used the internet, that’s 700,000 more than in March 2019. This figure represents 73.1% of the French population.
A major increase in time spent online was observed across all types of screen. In total, tablets included, each French person is estimated to have spent 2 hours and 35 minutes on the internet per day, an increase of 25% compared to the same period last year. This increase was 23% for smartphones, which alone accounted for 1 hour and 34 minutes of daily time spent online in March 2020; time spent online on computers increased at a similar rate, amounting to 40 minutes per day.
The online services that attracted the most additional daily visitors were essentially communicational, informational and educational websites and apps.
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