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Table 2 Generational disparities in internet usage: proportion of people doing the following things every day or multiple times a week (%)

From: Children of the reform and opening-up: China’s new generation and new era of development

  Using the Internet Reading political news online Reading entertainment news online Chatting and making friends online Playing online games Listening to music online/watching videos/reading web fiction Conducting online research
Post-1940 generation 7.6 5.7 2.9 5.2 1 3.8 1.9
Post-1950 generation 11.9 9 4 6.6 1.6 6.7 3
Post-1960 generation 26.9 18.6 9.1 14.3 2.9 13.4 8
Post-1970 generation 48.1 32.3 18.9 29.9 5.8 28.5 21.9
Post-1980 generation 72.5 46.1 38.6 55.8 17.3 53.9 42.3
Post-1990 generation 86.4 49.4 55.3 74.6 36.7 73.9 53.4