March 31, 2006

73% of Americans go online

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2006 – A new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that 73% of American adults (age 18+) go online to use the internet or email. Three-quarters of white adults (74%) go online, compared to 61% of African American adults. Fully 80% of English-speaking Hispanics go online. Age continues to be a strong predictor for internet use: 89% of 18-29 year-olds go online, compared to 82% of 30-49 year-olds, 71% of 50-64 year-olds, and 34% of those age 65 and older. These results are based on a survey of 2,000 adults, fielded by Princeton Survey Research Associates from January 9 through February 6, 2006. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for results based on the full sample.