Supported by: Endowment Fund of the Slovak Telecom by Pontis Foundation, ESET Foundation, DATALAN and ACCENTURE Endowment Fund by Pontis Foundation
Project span: February – April 2013
Project manager: Marián Velšic
Co-operating institutions: FOCUS Agency (field data collection)
Objective: This research project called Digital Literacy in Slovakia surveys and maps one of the key conditions needed for successful transformation to information society and knowledge-based economy – readiness of large segments of the population to use the modern information and communication technologies (ICT).
The research is carried out by means of a representative survey on a segment of 1079 respondents , age of 14+, which allows for generalization of the findings on population of the Slovak Republic , based on primary socio-demographical characteristics (gender, age, education, size of community and region). Fieldwork data collection was run by the FOCUS agency in March 2013 through through the network of trained interviewers using the method of standardized face-to-face interviews.
Institute for Public Affairs conducts this project since 2005 every second year, so this year project is the fifth survey and it brings the following findings: what is the ratio of the digitally literate and the digitally illiterate in the society and how has it changed in the recent period; what experience have these individuals acquired and what level of ICT proficiency have they achieved; what are the learning and adaptation capabilities across various social groups and environments; what affects the overall level of digital literacy; how is the digital literacy changed across the regions of Slovakia; which groups are on the edge of the “digital gap”, how users behave in a cyberspace from the point of view of security, what is the position of Slovakia in European context.