Nigeria Ranks 13th in 5G Global Perception Index

TECH DIGEST – Nigeria has been ranked in 13th position in the global perception index as recurring Google searches by individuals on 5G shows there were 6,850 online searches a month by Nigerians concerning the possible negative implications of 5G technology.

The United States is the most sceptical country in the world about 5G, with an average 374,700 tentative online searches about 5G per month. United Kingdom (93,400) and Australia (32,970) are among the other countries where there are over 30,000 dubious online searches regarding 5G each month.

5G seems to be coming to every town and city at a very fast rate, but with this rapid growth comes worries and misunderstandings for some individuals. Interested in finding out which countries in the world are most sceptical about 5G, Prolifics Testing conducted thorough research into the online searches surrounding the topic within different countries.

Coming in at number one in the rankings of the countries who are most sceptical about 5G is the United States, with a staggering 374,700 searches per month. This is four times more than the United Kingdom which takes second place, where natives searched for questions like ‘Is 5G safe?’ 93,400 times per month.

Sitting at number three is Australia with residents questioning the implications of 5G 32,970 times a month, on average. Spots four, five and six go to Canada, Poland and Germany, with each country researching 5G 22,680, 20,510 and 17,550 times, respectively. The Netherlands is hot on the heels of Germany, taking seventh place, as 16,520 incidences of residents searching the effects of 5G are recorded each month, on average.

In 20th place is Denmark, with the Nordic country making just 1,410 searches on average each month regarding 5G. Residents in Austria and Mexico don’t seem too worried about 5G either, with just 1,570 and 1,970 searches asking questions about 5G.

5GWhich Countries Search for ‘5G’ the Most?

Taking our analysis of searches even further, we looked at the countries simply searching for the word ‘5G’ on Google. We suspect users searching for this term will either be finding out more about the technology, learning about the benefits, or generally researching potential risks as a result of misinformation spread online.

Topping the list once again is the United States, as citizens search for ‘5G’ 314,000 times per month, on average. In second place is Poland, as our analysis shows that 130,900 searches are made each month, on average – 183,100 less than the US.

In third place is the United Kingdom, as UK nationals Google ‘5G’ 120,000 times per month, on average. Not as high as the USA, but still conveying an interest in wireless technology.

New Zealand residents make just 8,650 searches per month on average – 305,350 less searches than the US in first place! Belgium places in second (but still quite a jump from New Zealand), as Belgians search for ‘5G’ 13,200 times on average per month.

Furthermore, our research found that Danes Google ‘5G’ just 300 more times than Belgium, making 13,500 searches in total per month, on average.

Which Countries Ask ‘What is 5G?’ Most?

Whereas the search term ‘5G’ could be interpreted in a number of ways, the question ‘what is 5G?’ shows a pretty clear intent: to find out exactly what the technology is. Unsurprisingly, the United States comes up trumps again, as the country searches ‘what is 5G?’ 127,400 times per month, on average.

Another regular visitor to the top three is the United Kingdom, which places in second. Our analysis found ‘What is 5G?’ is typed into Google 24,200 times on average each month. That’s a sizable decrease from the US – 103,200 less searches, in fact.

In third place is Canada as, unlike its neighbour the United States, only searched ‘What is 5G?’ 15,100 times on average per month, 122,300 less. This is over 88% lower than the searches made by people in the US.

The countries that are not so bothered about questioning what 5G is and how it works are the Netherlands and Denmark are tied. With equal searches, these two Nordic countries searched ‘what is 5G?’ 1,000 times per month on average.

Ireland made 130 more searches than the Netherlands and Denmark, as residents make an average of 1,140 searches a month on Google. This could either indicate that Irish citizens already know the answer, or are not as suspicious of 5G as other countries when it comes to the effects of the technology.