Publication Date: November 1, 2005
The ways in which the Chinese internet users utilize and think about the Internet are described in this public opinion survey of Internet use in China. Among the estimated 103 million Internet users in China*, nearly half are using broadband connections, an increase from 41% in 2003. This survey, a rare Chinese public opinion poll using a rigorous methodology, found that large majorities of Chinese believe that certain kinds of Web content, including pornography and violence, should be controlled. However, only 7.6% believe that political content on the Internet should be controlled.