Problems associated with surveying small demographic groups
Why doesn’t Pew Internet report findings for Asians, Pacific Islanders or other groups as part of its standard demographic variables?
Explaining racial differences in attitudes towards government use of social media
How do we explain the disparity between African-Americans’ and Hispanics’ views of the importance of government social media versus whites?
Latinos Online, 2006-2008
64% of Latino adults ages 18 and older used the internet in 2008, compared with 54% of Latinos in 2006.
Wireless Internet Use
More than half of Americans – 56% – have accessed the internet wirelessly on some device, such as a laptop, cell phone, MP3 player, or game console.
Degrees of Access (May 2008 data)
Three “thermometers” of access show the disparities among various groups when it comes to internet access, cell phone use, and broadband access at home.
Hispanics with lower levels of education and English proficiency remain largely disconnected from the internet.
Cancer and Race
African Americans are over-represented among cancer patients and under-represented among internet users, particularly on some health discussion group sites.
Internet and Cell Phone Facts
A look at internet and cell phone penetration data shows that: a) older Americans are more likely to have cell phones than internet connections, and: b) African Americans are more likely to have cell phones than internet connections.
Trends in Internet Adoption and Use: Comparing Minority Groups
The presentation provides data on Internet usage for African American and Hispanic individuals.
Asian-Americans and the Internet
Asian Americans who speak English are more experienced and more active Internet users than whites, Hispanics, and African-Americans. Asian-Americans are the heaviest daily users of the Internet, and are the most likely to have fully integrated the Web into their daily lives.