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Title: Older audiences and digital media: Spain, 2016. Preliminary results
Author: Jacobetty, Pedro
Fernández Ardèvol, Mireia
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Keywords: older people
online survey
internet users
digital communication
mobile communication
media consumption
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Citation: Jacobetty, P., & Fernández-Ardèvol, M. (2017) Older audiences and digital media: Spain, 2016. Preliminary results
Project identifier: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/895-2013-1018
Abstract: This report discusses preliminary, descriptive results of an online survey conducted in Spain in 2016. It belongs to the first wave of the "Cross-National Longitudinal Study: Older Audiences in the Digital Media Environment" study, part of the ACT project ( The universe under study are Internet users aged 60+ living in Spain. The document analyzes the socio-economic characteristics of that population, which differs from the average older population in terms of higher educational levels and higher level of income. Media consumption patterns indicate the articulation of traditional and digital media; and Internet activities mainly combine personal communication and information gathering. While media are mostly consumed at home, internet activities take place at more variegated places when compared to other media such as TV, radio or press. The mobile phone is central for older Internet users, who find it important for not only messaging or voice calling, but also for taking pictures and managing everyday life. Finally, the population under study are highly satisfied with their life in general, and with their physical health in particular.
Language: English
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