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Internet

No Internet Access

16-24

92.9%

7.1%

25-34

90.5%

9.5%

35-44

92.2%

7.8%

45-54

79.4%

20.6%

Data was collected using two methods. The Internet survey method was carried out with a representative sample of the population having Internet access, whilst face-to-face surveys were carried out with a representative sample of the population not having access to the Internet.

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Digital Video Game Use in Malta  
Digital Video Game Use in Malta  

A publication about a study carried out by academics at the University of Malta in 2012, investigating trends and patterns of digital and vi...

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