One-third of U.S. seniors don’t use the internet – May. 17, 2017
A third of senior citizens in the U.S. say they never use the internet.That’s according to a new survey from Pew Research Center that looks at how digitally connected adults over 65 are. Seniors make up 15% of the U.S. population, about 46 million people.But tech adoption rates have been increasing for that demographic. Some 42% say they own smartphones, compared to 18% in 2013.But Pew’s report, which is based on several national surveys from last fall, found that roughly half of seniors don’t have broadband internet at home. That falls well below high speed internet connections for other age groups: 81% of adults 31-49 and 75% of adults 50-64 have broadband access at home.
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