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PC skills poll puts Slovakia above average

A EUROSTAT poll carried out in 2005 showed that 29 percent of Slovaks lack basic computer literacy. The EU average is 37 percent.

A EUROSTAT poll carried out in 2005 showed that 29 percent of Slovaks lack basic computer literacy. The EU average is 37 percent.

Those aged between 55 and 74 scored the lowest, with as many as 73 percent reporting no computer skills. The EU average in this group is 65 percent.

However, of the youngest group of people, those aged 16 to 24, only 3 percent lacked literacy. The EU average in this group is 10 percent.

Of those countries for which data was available, Greece ended last with as many as 65 percent lacking in computer skills. Italy and Hungary followed with 59 percent and 57 percent, respectively.

The group of countries in which more than half of citizens lack basic computer skills includes Cyprus and Portugal (both with 54 percent) and Lithuania (53 percent). Belgium, the Czech Republic, Spain, France, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands and Finland did not make their figures available, the SITA news wire wrote.

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