[Poll Result]: What Is Your Favorite Browser?

Here is the result of a recent poll in MakeTechEasier (MTE).

browser poll result

Out of a total of 92 votes,

  • 79.5% like Firefox
  • 6.5% like IE
  • 6.5% like Safari
  • 6.5% like Opera
  • 1% like other browser

This result seems a bit of a surprise when the statistics taken from W3C shows that (in Dec 2007) Firefox users only account for 36.3% while IE users (inclusive of IE5, IE6 and IE7) take up 55.9% of the market share.

W3C browser statistics
Sources taken from W3C

To investigate the statistics further, I look at the analytical statistics for few of my sites.

For MakeTechEasier, 81.83% of the visitors are Firefox users while 14.5% use IE. This result matches that from the poll.

For my other non-tech sites, the result is similar to the W3C statistics, with 60% of IE users and 32% of Firefox users.

So, can I conclude that geeks (or people with technical knowledge) use Firefox while the rest use IE and other browsers?

What do you think?

Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.


  1. I agree that the percentage of firefox users is just not 80% in general. For my site firefox hangs around 20%.

  2. I guess it’s just a matter of people not knowing what they are missing out on. I’m a big advocate in converting people to FF, but I guess that’s mainly because I hate having to constantly add hacks and tricks in my CSS to counter IE’s shortcomings.

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