The Catholic Times and the Seoul Internet Catholic Good news site has cooperated in a questionnaire of Catholic net citizens and the use of the internet in their religious life. The first questionnaire had to do with the understanding of applications by the net citizens.
half of the population are using smart phones. 90 percent of the Catholic users of the
internet find that the applications assist them in their religious
life. A survey of 310 Catholics was made: 43 percent were using
Catholic applications 2-3 times a day; 32 percent were using the
applications less than once a day, 14 percent were using them 4-5 times a
day, 5 percent 6-7 times a day and 6 percent over eight times a day.
The numbers who use these Catholic applications are not insignificant.
of the respondents said not being hindered by time or place in using
the religious information was helpful. They are able to access the
Scriptures, hymnals, the daily liturgy, lives of the saints, etc.; this
has proven very beneficial. Content is easily accessible.
the other hand, some of the difficulties are the lack of a variety of
applications; the operating system of the different mobile phones does
not allow them to access some of the applications.
has one of the fastest internet connection speeds and one of the
highest percentages of users in the world. It is an electronic paradise.
Net-citizens are in a very internet friendly environment which means
that the future continues to be bright in the use of the internet, There
are many parish programs to get elderly Catholics familiar with the use
of the smart phones which will mean we will continue to see an
increase in the use of Catholic orientated applications.