'PC-Welt' Poll Finds Large Usage Share for Mozilla-Based Browsers

Wednesday December 18th, 2002

The German magazine PC-Welt recently polled its readers to find out the most popular browser. The results are interesting: 33.7% of respondents use a Mozilla-based browser, with half of those choosing Mozilla itself (17.4%) and the rest going with Netscape 6.x (1.8%), Netscape 7.x (9.6%) or Phoenix (4.9%). This shows a large increase in the use of Mozilla-based browsers since the results of a similar poll were published last year. Internet Explorer is still the most popular browser overall with a 41.1% vote share.

Though the PC-Welt article is in German, a rough English translation is available courtesy of Google. Thanks to Hanno Boeck for the news.

#15 Sorry--magazine polls aren't statistically valid.

by neva <>

Thursday December 19th, 2002 7:30 AM

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As much as I'd really love this to be true, any poll run in this fashion--i.e., where people self-select instead of where they're picked out by the poll-takers--is going to be heavily skewed because the people who write in are more likely to be ones who really care. In other words, it's just as likely that the Mozilla users in Germany *care a lot* about people knowing about Mozilla, and therefore had more incentive to write in and share with the world.