American Adults and Internet Use

September 17, 2012

For the First Time, Half of Adults Age 65 and Older Are Online

As of April 2012, 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email.

Though these adults are still less likely than all other age groups to use the internet, the latest data represent the first time that half of seniors are going online. After several years of very little growth among this group, these gains are significant.

Overall, 82% of all American adults ages 18 and older say they use the internet or email, at least occasionally, and 67% do so on a typical day.

To read the full Pew Research report, click here.


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