Internet Explorer has gotten some negative publicity lately, with some security issues and related troubles. Internet Explorer has long been known as one of the most used web browsers available, but could that be changing? How many people continue to use Internet Explorer? And what issues are important to them when choosing a browser?
In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, just 34% of respondents said they use Internet Explorer regularly. It’s no longer the most popular web browser, but it has been used at some point more than any other browsers. 84% of overall respondents said they have used Internet Explorer in the past. This decline didn’t happen overnight. But in a June 2013 survey, 42% of respondents said they used Internet Explorer regularly.
There are plenty of other browser options out there. Currently, 52% of respondents said they regularly use Google Chrome. 44% use Firefox. 10% use Safari. 4% use Opera. And just 2% use other web browsers.
Overall, 53% of respondents said they are very satisfied with their current web browser(s). 42% said they are somewhat satisfied. 3% are somewhat unsatisfied. And just 2% are very unsatisfied. Internet Explorer users were just 2% less likely to say they are very satisfied with their browser and 1% more likely to say they are somewhat unsatisfied.
So could the recent security issues and negative press have anything to do with Internet Explorer’s decline in users? Possibly, since 72% of respondents said that security is very important to them when it comes to web browsers. 24% said it’s somewhat important. And just 4% said security is not very important to them.
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Results were collected on April 29 via AYTM’s online survey panel.