A survey of more than 3,000 people in India found that 86 percent of respondents supported Internet.org’s Free Basics offerings, while 80 percent support the idea of “free access to a set of useful websites on the Internet.”
The study—commissioned by Facebook and conducted by David Binder Research, in partnership with Indian research firm Hansa Research—also found that:
- 65 percent of respondents agree with the following statement: “A connected India is a stronger India, and connecting more people makes India stronger, more informed and more competitive in the world.”
- More than one-half supported the Digital India initiative.
- 56 percent said it is convincing that access to the Internet “is a human right, and Free Basics can help to bring Internet to all of India.”
- 61 percent support the inclusion of Wikipedia, news, sports, Facebook and 70 other websites.
- 62 percent support allowing Free Basics users to access the Internet by purchasing data packs.
- 60 percent support Free Basics being provided by Facebook.
- 59 percent support allowing developers to create free versions of their websites.
Readers: What are your thoughts on the survey’s findings?