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Digital literacy low in Slovakia

SLOVAKS are only half as skilled in the use of modern information and communication technologies as their counterparts in the EU15 countries, a poll carried out by the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) think tank showed.

Slovaks scored 0.33 points on a "digital literacy index" on a scale of 0-1. The neighbouring Czech Republic scored 0.6, while Estonia registered 0.7, the Pravda daily wrote.

Hungary and Poland scored worse than Slovakia with indexes of 0.3.

According to the IVO's Marián Velšic, the index does not suggest that 33 percent of Slovaks are digitally literate, but rather that people's average ability is 33 percent of complete literacy.

The index measures the ability to work with computers, programmes and other software and hardware, as well as how people process and use the information.

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