Apple’s Safari is the second most popular web browser, according to the U.S. government's Digital Analytics Program (DAP). It accounts for 21.9% of visits to government websites over the past 90 days.
The most popular web browser choice of 2.05 billion visitors was, drum-roll please, Google Chrome with 43.1%. In third place, counting every version from Internet Explorer (IE) 6 and below up to IE 11, was IE with 20.1%. In fourth and fifth place were Firefox (8.2%) and Android’s native browser (1.6%).
How is the often-underestimated Safari in second place?
Writing for ZDNet, Steven J.Vaughan-Nichols explains: “While 61.1% of users came to government web sites are using desktops--and the vast majority of them are running Windows—19.1% of all visitors are using iPhones. Of that number, I'd speculate that the vast majority are Safari users.”