One in five American adults will never get to read this story
Posted on: 06/12/2012 11:06 AM [ Comments ]
Pew Internet research has an interesting poll online with some statistics that may surprise you. The survey was taken last summer and 2,260 people were surveyed on both landline and cell phones.
Not surprisingly, their poll shows 88% have a cell phone, 57% have a tablet, 19% have a tablet computer and 19% have an e-book reader. 63% of these people go online.
There is no gap in races as African Americans and English-speaking Latinos are as likely as whites to own any sort of mobile phone, and are more likely to use their phones for a wider range of activities.
The most surprising one to me is that one in 5 people do not use the internet until you look at the numbers:
Senior citizens, those who prefer to take our interviews in Spanish rather than English, adults with less than a high school education, and those living in households earning less than $30,000 per year are the least likely adults to have internet access.
I guess that makes sense. Essentially lower income people who cant afford the internet and senior citizens who tend to be less tech savvy make up a larger number than I would have expected. Add in the 27% of adults living with disability in the U.S who go online at 54% versus 81% and thats a lot of people who can't use the internet for physical or financial reasons.