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Sep 25, 2013Kathryn Zickuhr
15% of American adults do not use the internet at all, and another 9% of adults use the internet but not at home.
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Internet access is best understood as a spectrum, ranging from people who have never been online, to those who have dial-up or sporadic access, to those who have broadband at home and at work.
Jan 28, 2009Sydney Jones, Susannah Fox
Over half of the adult internet population is between 18 and 44 years old. But larger percentages of older generations are online now than in the past, and they are doing more activities online.
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Jan 21, 2009John Horrigan
Investment in broadband has become part of the broader discussion about President Obama's economic stimulus package. How easy will it be to increase the pool of broadband subscribers or to encourage existing ones to upgrade their connection speeds?
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Jul 2, 2008John Horrigan
Some 55% of all adult Americans now have a high-speed internet connection
at home. The percentage of Americans with broadband at home has grown from 47% in early 2007.
More in: Broadband, Digital Divide, New Media Ecology
Feb 21, 2008Amy Wells
More in: Digital Divide, Social Networking, Web 2.0
Aug 1, 2007John Horrigan
When you look at the data on Americans without broadband at home, it suggests it will take time to get these holdouts off the digital sidelines.
Oct 5, 2005Susannah Fox
There are clear differences among those with broadband connections, dial-up connections, and no connections at all to the internet.
Mar 3, 2004Paul Harwood, Lee Rainie
As use of the Internet becomes more appealing and more essential to Americans, a growing number are using multiple locations to go online. And significant numbers are moving beyond the tradition places of access – home and work.
More in: Digital Divide
Feb 17, 2004Lee Rainie, Pavani Reddy, Peter Bell
This report provides a portrait of rural America’s Internet users, the activities they pursue online and their attitudes about the Internet compared to online Americans in urban and suburban communities
Dec 14, 2003Susannah Fox
Low-income Californians are more likely than other low-income Americans to go online and to search for health information. Health insurance, alternative medicine, and experimental treatments are particularly popular topics among Californian Internet ...
More in: Health, Digital Divide, Race and Ethnicity
Nov 23, 2003John Horrigan
Computers and the Internet are encroaching on the TV and the landline telephone as important information and communication tools for a growing number of tech-loving Americans, especially those in their twenties.
More in: Broadband, Generations, Digital Divide, Mobile
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The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.