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Citizens, digitalisation, and AI (CDAI)

What are citizens’ attitudes and opinions about digitalization and Artificial Intelligence? What are their fears and hopes? What are their knowledge levels and uncertainties? The CDAI project aims to investigate Danish citixens' attitudes towards digitalisation, algorithms, and AI, as well as their impact on democracy, by mapping public opinion over time and comparing it internationally.



First round

In the first round of the CDAI project, we have focused on the Danish population's digital literacy, digital safety and the use of social media as news sources.


In the first report from the project, we investigate how Danes' digital understanding, digital skills, and digital safety relate to one another, and to what extent are they connected to Danes' trust in algorithms. The results of this investigation are presented in the Danish report, 'Danskernes digitale forståelse, digitale kompetencer og digitale adfærd'. Learn more about digital inequality, Danes' trust in algorithms, and read the report  HERE


The second report from the project ‘Danskernes brug af de sociale medier som nyhedskilder’ examines Danes’ use of social media as news sources. This includes mapping the prevalence of using social media as news sources, which media platforms are used, and who uses them. To learn more about Danes' use of social media news sources, read the report HERE



Second round

In the second round of the project, we focus on Danes' attitudes, fears, and hopes regarding the digitalization of the public sphere. In addition, we will investigate their online political engagement and participation in political debates on social media, as well as their views on freedom of speech online and online moderation.


The third report from the CDAI project ’Digitaliseringen af den demokratiske samtale – og deltagelsen i politiske diskussioner online’ explores the digitalisation of the public sphere. It focuses particularly on how participation in political discussions online differs from participation in political discussions offline, who refrains from participating in political discussions, what causes people to refrain from participating in political discussions, and which topics Danes refrain from discussing both offline and online. Furthermore, it examines whether Danes are more or less positively inclined towards the political discussion taking place online and whether they view the digitalisation of the public sphere as a deliberative good or are more concerned about the pitfalls associated with it. Additionally, it investigates social and demographic differences in Danes' views on the digitalisation of the public sphere. Learn more about Danes' participation in political discussion online as well as their attitudes towards the digitalisation of the public sphere, and read the report HERE




Mia Stenbro Lorenzen, Research Assistant (



Last Updated 22.08.2023