60% of Europeans sceptical about governments’ ability to advance digitalisation, study shows

Vodafone's European think tank, Vodafone Institut, has published a study on European public opinion of digitisation. One of the most relevant findings was that over half of European respondents think their governments lack digital competences and should cooperate with IT specialists or companies in order to expand these competences. 38% of respondents think governments throughout the EU should invest extensively in digital education. Most respondents also see governments as the principal authority on enforcing ethical use of ICT. At the same time, the trust in government’s ability to protect data is extremely low – only 25% of Europeans believe that their governments are providing adequate data protection.

The study also shows results from other parts of the world, providing an opportunity to evaluate European results against global perspectives.