Teen and Young Adult Internet Use
A new Pew Internet Project report reveals that 93% of teens ages 12‐17 go online, as do 93% of young adults ages 18‐29. Three quarters (74%) of all adults ages 18 and older go online. Over the past ten years, teens and young adults have been consistently the two groups most likely to go online, even as the internet population has grown and even with documented larger increases in certain age cohorts (e.g. adults 65 and older).
Change in internet access by age group, 2000-2009
93% of teens ages 12-17 go online, as do 93% of young adults ages 18-29. One quarter (74%) of all adults ages 18 and older go online.
Portrait of a Twitter user: Status update demographics
Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others. This represents a significant increase over previous surveys in December 2008 and April 2009, when 11% of inter…
Social networking site users younger than overall internet population
The proportion of age groups in the SNS population compared to its representation in the overall internet population for 2005 and 2009.
Adults on Social Network Sites, 2005-2009
The percentage of adult internet users on social network sites from 2005-2009. From Amanda Lenhart’s presentation, The Democratization of Online Social Networks.
The Mobile Difference – Tech User Types
This table summarizes how the groups use ICTs and group members’ attitudes about them.
Twitter users are more mobile in news consumption
Along with communicating extensively via untethered mobile devices, Twitter users are more likely to consume news and information on these devices as well.
Generational differences in online activities
Contrary to the image of Generation Y as the “Net Generation,” internet users in their 20s do not dominate every aspect of online life. Generation X is the most likely group to bank, shop, and look for health information online.
Reasons people do not have home broadband
Our May 2008 survey asked dial-up users why they do not have a broadband connection at home and our December 2007 asked non-internet users about the reasons they do not use the internet. This table summarizes the results.
Obama voters expect to remain mobilized
Fully 46% of all Obama voters expect to hear directly from Barack Obama or other officials affiliated with the new administration at least occasionally over the next year, and 15% of Obama voters expect to hear from the new administration on at least…