The Tasmania Project’s second general survey asked respondents to rate 13 common Internet-based activities for their importance in maintaining people’s wellbeing during the time of the pandemic. We wanted to know how Tasmanian residents used the Internet, focusing on the purpose of their activity rather than the platforms or applications used.
These findings show that the Internet is, in a time of social distancing and isolation from normal ways of living, working and studying, a great benefit. Without the Internet, we might suggest, the pandemic would have been much harder for people to manage.
This report should be read in conjunction with Internet Connectivity during COVID-19 (The Tasmania Project – Report 27) which sheds light on the ease or difficulty Tasmanians may have in using the Internet to achieve their primary goals.
To view the full report please follow the link.