Internet Use Over Time

According to our January 2014 survey, 87% of American adults use the internet, up from 14% in 1995.

Internet Use Over Time

Date Uses internet Doesn't use internet
6/1995 14 86
7/1996 23 77
11/1997 36 64
5/1998 36 64
3/2000 46 54
8/2000 50 50
2/2001 53 47
9/2001 59 41
1/2002 61 39
9/2002 61 39
5/2003 61 39
2/2004 63 37
6/2004 63 37
1/2005 66 34
6/2005 68 32
9/2005 72 28
1/2006 73 27
4/2006 73 27
8/2006 70 30
11/2006 68 32
12/2006 70 30
3/2007 71 29
9/2007 73 27
12/2007 75 25
5/2008 73 27
8/2008 75 25
11/2008 74 26
12/2008 74 26
4/2009 79 21
9/2009 77 23
12/2009 74 26
5/2010 79 21
9/2010 74 26
11/2010 74 26
12/2010 77 23
1/2011 79 21
5/2011 78 22
8/2011 78 22
4/2012 82 18
9/2012 81 19
11/2012 85 15
12/2012 81 19
5/2013 85 15
9/2013 86 14
1/2014 87 13

Pew Research Center


A very large Excel spreadsheet is available for download containing data points for all online activities, with user demographics, over time. Please read the “Usage Over Time Tip Sheet” before downloading or using this spreadsheet.