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11 Percent in US Don't Use the Internet

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Eleven percent of Americans don’t use the Internet. As you might suspect, there is a significant generation gap in the online world.[1]

A Pew Research study found that just about every adult under 50 is connected to the online world. That includes 98 percent of those under 30 years olds and 97 percent of 30- and 40-somethings.

However, among those aged 50 to 64, just 87 percent are online. And among those over 65, participation drops to 66 percent.

Connectivity is also lower among those without a high school degree, those who make less than $30,000 a year, and people living in rural areas.

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The speed at which the Internet has become the new normal is astounding. At the beginning of this century, 48 percent of Americans did not use the Internet.

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Footnotes:

  1. Pew Research Center, "11% of Americans Don’t use the Internet. Who are They?" March 5, 2018

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