Media News - Monday, April 16, 2012
One in five American adults does not use the Internet, according to the latest report from the Pew Internet Project. Senior citizens, those who prefer to take our interviews in Spanish rather than English, adults with less than a high school education and those living in households earning less than USD 30,000 per year are the least likely adults to have internet access, the survey found. Among adults who do not use the Internet, almost half have said that the main reason they don’t go online is because they don’t think the Internet is relevant to them. Most have never used the Internet before, and don’t have anyone in their household who does. About one in five say that they do know enough about technology to start using the Internet on their own and only one in 10 said that they were interested in using the Internet or email in the future. In February 2001, when about half of adults were online, only 4 percent of American households had broadband access; as of August 2011, about six in ten American adults (62 percent) have a high-speed broadband connection at home, the report found. Men are more likely than women to have home broadband and whites are more likely than minorities. Though one of the newer online activities the Pew study found that as of 2011 social networking sites were used by 65 percent of all Internet users, which is equal to half of all American adults. (Eweek)
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