Top countries by time spent online: Israel, Finland, South Korea, Netherlands

comScore released the top 15 countries ranked by average hours spent online per visitor for March 2006. Israel led the list, with the average user spending 57.5 hours online during the month, twice as much time compared to the average person in the US, which did not make it to the top 15 countries. Rounding out the top 5 were Finland, South Korea, the Netherlands and Taiwan ? all countries with high broadband penetration.

Hours spent online

Country Hours
Israel 57.5
Finland 49.3
South Korea 47.2
Netherlands 43.5
Taiwan 43.2
Sweden 41.4
Brazil 41.2
Hong Kong 41.2
Portugal 39.8
Canada 38.4
Germany 37.2
Denmark 36.8
France 36.8
Norway 35.4
Venezuela 35.3
Worldwide 31.3
Source: comScore