Universit├Ąt Z├╝rich

IKMZ - Department of Communication and Media Research

Media Change & Innovation Division

Andreasstrasse 15
CH-8050 Zurich
Phone +41 (0)44 635 20 92
Fax +41 (0)44 634 49 34

World Internet Project – Switzerland 2017 (WIP-CH 2017)

Findings of WIP-CH 2017

For the findings of the WIP-CH 2017 we refer to the four special reports (Themenberichte) as well as to the WIP-CH 2017 Press Release in German and in English.


Special Reports 2017 (Themenberichte)



About the Project


The Media Change & Innovation Division is the Swiss country partner of the World Internet Project (WIP).  This  international, collaborative project is looking at the social, political and economic impact of the Internet and other new technologies. The project started in 1999 and is chaired by Prof. Jeff Cole from the Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. The consortium includes more than 25 partners in countries and regions all over the world. The WIP conducts detailed, international comparative longitudinal studies on the use and impact of the Internet, publishes national and international reports and holds annual conferences. The representative Swiss WIP-CH 2017 survey (computer-assisted telephone interviews) was supported by the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich.

Further Publications


  • Bauer, Johannes M. / Latzer, Michael (2016): The economics of the Internet: an overview. In: Bauer, J. and Latzer, M. (Eds), Handbook on the Economics of the Internet. Cheltenham, Northampton: Edward Elgar, 3-20. [more] [pdf]


  • Büchi, Moritz / Just, Natascha / Latzer, Michael (2016): Modeling the second-level digital divide: A five-country study of social differences in Internet use. In: New Media & Society, 18 (11), 2703-2722, doi: 10.1177/1461444815604154. [more] [pdf]


  • Büchi, Moritz / Just, Natascha / Latzer, Michael (2017): Caring is not enough: The importance of Internet skills for online privacy protection. In: Information, Communication & Society, 20(8), 1261-1278. doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1229001 [more] [pdf]


  • Just, Natascha / Büchi, Moritz / Latzer, Michael (2017): A Blind Spot in Public Broadcasters' Discovery of the Public: How the Public Values Public Service. In: International Journal of Communication, 11, 992-1011 [more] [pdf]


  • Just, Natascha / Latzer, Michael / Metreveli, Sulkhan / Saurwein, Florian (2013): Switzerland on the Internet: An overview of diffusion, usage, concerns and democratic implications. In: Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS). Volume 13 (Issue 2), 148–155. [pdf]