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A majority of Brazilian and Chinese users of digital media agree that it’s changed their lives for the better. But Germans and Americans are far less enthusiastic about the effect it’s had on their lives.

This is among the conclusions drawn from a study of 5,000 global digital media users. The research was conducted and released by the World Economic Forum and Willis Towers Watson. The results suggest that, worldwide, the jury is still out on digital media’s true efficacy. Many still view it as something they have to adapt to, rather than an asset that enhances their personal and professional lives. But most agree that it boosts performance at work. For instance, the study found:

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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