Perceived effect of Internet on general living conditions in the region

Definition

Share of persons who perceive a significantly positive effect of the Internet on the conditions within the region with regard to:

  • Finding a good job;
  • Getting education and training;
  • Engaging in lifelong learning;
  • Setting up a business;
  • Making voice heard in regional politics & public life;
  • Enjoying leisure time;
  • Enjoying a high quality of life

Unit of observation

Total population.

Reporting unit

All Internet users

Operationalisation

Survey question, as piloted in TRANSFORM: “Some people think that the Internet has an influence on the living and working conditions in Europe’s regions, others think that this is not the case. In the reference period, what kind of influence would you say the Internet has had on the general conditions in your region regarding:

  1. Finding a good job
  2. Getting education and training
  3. Engaging in adult/further education and lifelong learning
  4. Setting up an own business
  5. Making your voice heard in regional politics and public life
  6. Enjoying leisure time
  7. Enjoying a high quality of life”

(5-point scale with 1 = very positive influence, and 5 = very negative influence)

Complementary indicators

  • Share of persons who perceive the living conditions within the region as very good or good, with regard to the conditions for (a) Finding a good job; (b) Getting education and training; (c) Engaging in adult/further education and lifelong learning; (d) Setting up an own business; (e) Making your voice heard in regional politics and public life; (f) Enjoying leisure time; (g) Enjoying a high quality of life.

Relation to existing indicators

Within the context of the Urban Audit, a perceptions survey was carried out in 31 major EU cities, containing a long list of variables on living and working conditions.

Methodological issues concerning application of the indicator

n.a.

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