The share of European households with broadband connections has doubled since 2006, to 61 percent, according to Eurostat data.
Internet access increased in all the countries, particularly in Romania where it has increased threefold. The survey found that Sweden had the highest uptake of broadband connections in 2010, at 83 percent, while Greece had the lowest at 41 percent.
Eurostat surveyed individuals and households in the 27 E.U. member states, as well as in Norway, Croatia and Turkey.
Young people between 16 and 24 are more likely to use social media. 80 percent of the younger users posted messages on chat sites, blogs and social networks compared to less than 20 percent of those aged 55 to 74. Almost all users, regardless of age, sent emails during the first quarter of 2010.