CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust

Published: Monday, November 24, 2014

The CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust, undertaken by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos, was developed to help support the work of the GCIG. The survey reached 23,376 Internet users in 24 countries, and was carried out between October 7, 2014 and November 12, 2014. The countries included: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States.

The survey found that:

  • 83% believe of users that affordable access to the Internet should be a basic human right;
  • two thirds (64%) of users are more concerned today about online privacy than they were compared to one year ago; and
  • when given a choice of various governance sources to effectively run the world-wide Internet, a majority (57%) chose the multi-stakeholder option—a “combined body of technology companies, engineers, non-governmental organizations and institutions that represent the interests and will of ordinary citizens, and governments.”