Digital literacy in Slovakia 2015

The Institute for Public Affairs has on July 7th, 2015 in Bratislava introduced the results of its long-term research project Digital Literacy in Slovakia, which is conducted regularly since 2005. By this feat IVO has for a decade been providing a comprehensive picture about Slovakia’s population’s digital skills, as well as its adaptation to new trends in information technologies. In the process, it has allowed for reflecting on the societal problems these technologies bring. This year’s project was made possible thanks to the generous support by the Endowment Fund of the Slovak Telekom by Pontis Foundation, and Accenture Endowment Fund by Pontis Foundation.

The outcome of the project is a research study, which analyzed the findings of Slovakia-wide representative research on a sample of 1083 respondents residing in Slovakia, who are older than 14 years of age. The research was carried out in April 2015, with a focus on the current problems and trends in using modern information technologies, such as:

  • Development and changes in using the Internet – with a 10-year hindsight
  • Changes in the views of the population vis-à-vis information technologies
  • Dependence on computers and the Internet
  • Opinions vis-a-vis the negative effects of computers and the Internet on the society
  • Changes in the population’s adaptations to ICT
  • The most important issues with regards to digital literacy
  • The main reasons behind the rejection of modern ICT


Press release [PDF in Slovak language]
Digital literacy in Slovankia 2015 - reserach report  [PDF in Slovak language]
Powerpoint presentation [PDF in Slovak language]


The Slovak Spectator: One in five Slovaks dependent on computers

A SIGNIFICANT portion of Slovaks cannot imagine their life without computers, the internet, or mobile phones according to a recent survey.

Despite the positive trend of improving the digital skills, another one-quarter of people refuse to learn and adapt to modern technologies, according to the survey carried out by the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) think tank on 1,083 respondents older than 18. The inquiry is part of the Digital Literacy in Slovakia project.

The IVO survey suggests that every fifth Slovak is dependent on the computer and the internet. Only 36 percent of respondents said they would not spend one day without the mobile or smartphones, while 21 percent said they would not persist without the notebook, tablet or the internet, the SITA newswire reported... read more at The Slovak Spectator

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