Greeks are computer laggards, but the kids are all right

Greece has one of the lowest rates of computer literacy in the European Union, with only 59 percent of the population having used a computer, just above Bulgaria and Romania (with rates of 55 percent and 50 percent respectively) and significantly below the EU average of 78 percent, the bloc’s statistics service, Eurostat, said on Monday.

Topping the EU computer literacy chart is Sweden with 96 percent, followed by Denmark, Luxembourg and the Netherlands with 94 percent.

For Greeks aged 16 to 24, the picture is very different, with 97 percent having used a computer, just above the EU average of 96 percent.  

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