June 26, 2015

While Less-Educated Adults Are Catching Up, Their Internet Adoption Rates Are Still Below Those of College Graduates

Year College+ Some college HS grad Less than HS
2000 78% 67% 40% 19%
2001 81% 68% 43% 21%
2002 83% 73% 48% 24%
2003 85% 75% 51% 25%
2004 86% 76% 53% 27%
2005 89% 80% 58% 32%
2006 91% 83% 61% 37%
2007 92% 85% 65% 40%
2008 93% 86% 65% 38%
2009 94% 87% 68% 40%
2010 93% 87% 68% 41%
2011 94% 89% 72% 50%
2012 96% 91% 75% 55%
2013 96% 92% 76% 60%
2014 96% 91% 76% 55%
2015 95% 90% 76% 66%

Pew Research Center Surveys, 2000-2015.

Pew Research Center