68% of Survey Respondents Say They Use VPNs For Business/Personal Use

There was a time when only tech savvy people knew the first thing about VPNs, but in spite of the fact that this is the case they have managed to gain a much wider range of acceptance in the modern world. Security.Org just conducted a research that shed some light on just how widespread VPN usage has become with all things having been considered and taken into account.

According to the findings of this survey, around 30% of people use VPNs purely for personal reasons. These reasons might include changing the location for their streaming service to access more content, circumvent internet blocks that have been put in place by their local governments as well as a wide rage of other things.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that business use is also an important factor that has allowed VPNs to gain such an enormous level of popularity. 24% of survey respondents said that they used VPNs for business related or otherwise professional reasons.

Finally, around 15% of the people who responded to this survey said that they used VPNs for a combination of business and personal related reasons. That leaves just 32% of people who said that they don’t use a VPN for anything whatsoever.

One thing that this survey expanded on was the types of people that are using VPNs. It turns out that men are more likely to use VPNs for personal reasons than women, with 57% of men saying this and just 43% of women saying the same.

Income level was another thing that was addressed in this research. Interestingly, there were no real trends to take note of here. However, people who earned between $25,000 and $50,000 were the most likely to use VPNs, since they comprised 21% of all respondents who said that they used VPNs for something or the other.

One of the most surprising revelations from this survey was that VPN usage tends to skew more towards older demographics. 28% of VPN users were between the ages of 45 an 60, which means that they represent the single largest cohort based entirely on age.

Furthermore, 28% of VPN users overall had college degrees. 32% of them even had postgraduate degrees, which seems to suggest that VPN usage is especially popular among people with a high level of education.

Such forms of educations can be useful because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making the dangers of the online world more apparent. Hence, it makes sense that college graduates and professionals will be more likely to use VPNs on a more or less regular basis.

Also, it turns out that the country with the highest percentage of VPN users is Indonesia where 55% of the population uses VPNs quite frequently. That might be due to the restrictions places on the internet in that country. The Asia Pacific region is going to be a big market for VPNs, with usership expected to rise by as much as 16% by 2027 which would make Indonesia and its adjacent countries all the more prominent.

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