Do you use the internet
Our respondents who used the internet. The internet use in Iraq is quite low, even considering the number of people who do not know Facebook is on the internet.
Top reasons for using the internet
Non-internet users: Why aren't you using it?
Impact of data costs
A new survey question.
Availability of internet content in local language
A new survey question. Iraq primarily uses Arabic, with Kurdish use also significant.
Awareness of Wikipedia
In Iraq, awareness of Wikipedia is lower than any other country we surveyed.
Awareness of Major internet Brands
This is a new question in our surveys, designed to understand how our awareness compares to others
How they learned about Wikipedia
Of the respondents who had heard of Wikipedia, we asked how they had found out about it. The internet is the primary way people in Iraq learn about Wikipedia.
Reasons for using Wikipedia
Frequency of use
The results of this question are used further in the survey to ask additional questions of the infrequent or non-users and learn more about their perspectives. This also provides more detail around the overall awareness issue - showing how many use it vs those who don't.
Smartphones vs Feature phones
To avoid differences of interpretation of what exactly a smartphone is, we instead focused on whether their mobile phone could possibly access the internet. This is the key differentiator between feature phones and smart phones, as well as identifying who might be able to access Wikipedia on the internet.
Mobile phone Internet access method
Wifi and Cellular use is mixed with no dominant method appearing.
The respondents categorized themselves as either Urban or Rural.
Region of Iraq
For the Iraq survey, we asked what area of the country they lived in.