The decline, which amounted to a drop of about 1.8 million people, was due to fewer users in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Spain and the U.S. The largest loss was in Germany, with a 2.55 percent difference over March data.
Switzerland added 97,936 new active Internet users, which comprised a 2.63 percent gain over March. Italy’s active Internet population increased by 178,782 users, or 1.05 percent.
Nielsen//NetRatings uses a sampling methodology applied worldwide, which allows for data aggregation on a regional and global basis.
|Active Home Internet Users by Country, March and April 2006|
|Change (%)||One-Month Difference|
|Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, 2006|
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