Research in Greece

Research in Greece

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9973-9.ch005

Abstract

This chapter presents data gathered by Greece related to an initial survey that was conducted by the authors during June 2010 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. This survey was based on a limited but highly educated sample consisting mainly of MA and PhD students, along with teaching staff of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. The authors present statistical graphics in order to visualise the quantitative data.
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Greek Internet Users And Internet Regulation Policies

Below, the authors present a series of related inquiries regarding their research topic.

Figure 1.

Are you aware of the global phenomenon of Internet regulation? (Greece Survey)

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A question of major significance was “Are you informed regarding the global phenomenon of Internet regulation?”, to which respondents stated that they were informed to some extent at an overall rate of 85 percent. More specifically, 3.3 percent of the participants stated well-informed, 46.7 percent that they just knew the basics, 35 percent that they just heard about it, and only 15 percent stated that they knew nothing at all.

Figure 2.

What were the means of your information? (Greece Survey)

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Regarding the means of their information, it is worth mentioning that 72.6 percent read about it online, 47.1 percent via newspapers, and 45.1 percent through private conversation.

Figure 3.

Who was the source of your information? (Greece Survey)

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Concerning the source of information, 62.5 percent of the respondents stated that it was mass media, and 52.1 percent that they were specialised researchers and related scientists. Only 4.2 percent stated that it was through government briefing or statements, and 47.9 percent that their source were individuals they knew personally.

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