Monday, 28 April 2014 08:45

The use of information and communication technologies in Montenegro

The use of information and communication technologies in Montenegro

Survey on the use of information and communication technologies in Montenegro was conducted in the period from 1st to 28th February 2011.. The research methodology was adapted to the methodology used by Eurostat. Data on the use of ICT by individuals and households were collected through a representative sample of 1503 respondents.


The following table shows the results of responses to the question about the use of computers in the last  three months. When we look at this data in comparative perspective in relation to the average of the European Union in a way that total population is divided into three age groups - 16 to 24 years of 25 to 54 years and from 55 to 74 years, we get a very important data:

Comparison of EU and Montenegro in the use of computers in the last three months, by age group

The respondents who use computers were asked: When you were training on any aspect of computer use, and that lasted for at least 3h? The largest number of respondents that have used a computer in the last three months  never had training in the use of computers (49.1%)

After the part of the research about the use of computers, we were interested in the extent to which citizens of Montenegro use the internet. Of 1486 respondents, 54% used the internet in the last three months, and 40% have never used the internet.


Of those who used the internet in the last three months (804), 72%, use the internet every day or almost every day, and 24% use the Internet at least once a week but not every day.

In the last 3 months internet  is commonly used for:
• sending / receiving e-mails ... 67.6% and
• read or download online news / newspapers / magazine .... 51.9%.

The use of the Internet in the area of communications is strongly represented among the respondents:
• posting messages to chat pages, social networks, blogs, newsgroups and forums, use instant messaging and - 49.5%
• Telephoning over the Internet / video calls (via webcam) - 41.3%

Of the respondents who use the Internet 63.3% have security software (firewall, antivirus, anti spam), 17.8% no, while 14.9% are not sure whether they use any of these software.