Wikimedia Nigeria Phone Survey 2016

2017-02-04T05:10:46Z (GMT) by Dan Foy
<div>Nigeria phone survey 2016</div><div><br></div><div>In the spring of 2016, the Wikimedia Foundation partnered with a phone survey company and conducted a large-scale survey to learn more about technology and Wikipedia use in Nigeria.</div><div><br></div><div>The 19 questions in the survey covered:</div><div>* Internet use</div><div>* Mobile phone use (smartphones & basic voice/SMS phones)</div><div>* Awareness and use of Wikipedia</div><div>* General demographics</div><div><br></div><div>This was a large-scale IVR phone survey, gathering over 2700 completed survey responses from randomly generated numbers across Nigeria.  Voice (IVR) surveys were chosen to include respondents who may not have internet access.  This approach allowed us to measure internet and smartphone penetration, along with answering other Wikipedia related questions.  Also, the scale and methodology of the survey kept the margin of error low (<2%) for questions asked of all respondents.</div><div><br></div><div>Questions this survey was designed to answer</div><div>* What is the actual number of people who use the internet?  </div><div>* Real-world behavior makes this difficult to measure from industry reports, since people might have access to the internet through school, friends, internet cafés, public Wifi, etc.</div><div>* What do people mostly use the internet for?</div><div>* How many people use smartphones?</div><div>* Do people with smartphones use the internet from just Wifi? Or just cellular service?</div><div>* How many people thought they didn’t use the internet, but do use Facebook or WhatsApp?</div><div>* How many people had heard of Wikipedia?  What did they use it for?  How often?</div><div>* If they had heard of Wikipedia, but weren’t using it, why not?</div><div><br></div>