June 26, 2015

English-speaking Asian-Americans Are the Most Likely To Report Internet Usage

Year Asian, English-speaking White, non-Hispanic Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic
2000 72% 53% 46% 38%
2001 73% 57% 50% 40%
2002 73% 60% 58% 47%
2003 74% 63% 58% 50%
2004 77% 65% 61% 49%
2005 75% 70% 71% 55%
2006 85% 72% 73% 59%
2007 84% 75% 76% 64%
2008 89% 75% 74%* 63%
2009 90% 79% 68%* 69%
2010 89% 78% 71% 68%
2011 91% 81% 73% 73%
2012 95% 84% 79% 77%
2013 95% 85% 81% 79%
2014 97% 85% 81% 79%
2015 N/A 85% 81% 78%

*Note 1: In December 2008, the Pew Research Center began offering national general population surveys in both Spanish and English, helping to increase the share of Hispanics who participated and improving the representativeness of our national surveys. Those who preferred to take interviews in Spanish were more likely to be recently arrived immigrants who had somewhat lower education levels, lower household income, and less connection to some technologies compared with other Hispanics living in the U.S. This helps to explain the break in the usage rate trend among U.S. Hispanics between 2008 and 2009.

Note 2: The results reported here on Asian-Americans are limited to English speakers only. The surveys reported here were conducted only in English and Spanish. Those who speak other Asian languages but are not comfortable speaking English are less likely to respond to these phone surveys.

Note 3: The 2015 data come from a survey that does not include enough Asian-Americans to yield statistically-reliable findings.

Source: Pew Research Center surveys, 2000-2015. Asian American sample size for 2015 is too low to report.

Pew Research Center