Tired of hearing about Facebook, Twitter, Google and Mobile Phone statistics? You should not be. These statistics are pressing reminders of the wide opportunities available to the church in reaching people digitally with the Gospel. Use these statistics to reenergize your passion of Internet ministry and ammunition to build Internet Communication Strategies to share truth and building community online.
- The average tablet user spends 13.9 hours per week with the device. (Source: OPA)
- By 2016, more than half of the dollars spent in US retail will be influenced by the web. (Source: Forrester Research)
- 45% of the world’s 2 billion internet users live in Asia. (Source: Ecommerce Europe)
- U.S. consumers send 2.304 trillion text messages per year, up from 2.052 trillion in 2010. (Source: CTIA)
- 64% of smartphone owners are using their mobile devices to shop online. (Source: eDigitalResearch)
- YouTube users watch more than 3 billion hours of video per month. (Source: YouTube)
- 73% of smartphone owners access social networks through apps at least once per day. (Source:Lightspeed Research)
- 27% of TV sets shipped worldwide in Q1 of 2012 had internet connectivity. (Source: Display Search)
- Email opens on smartphones and tablets have increased 80% over the last six months. (Source:Litmus)
- Text messaging users send or receive an average of 35 messages per day. (Source: Forrester Research)
Remember, statistics ultimately represent people. People all over the world searching the Internet and social media channels to find community and purpose. Never before has the church been presented a mission field packed with billions and billions of people reachable digitally.
How does your church use Internet communications to reach people?