Fact Tank Nov. 29, 2013

7 things to know about offline Americans

The Pew Research Center recently reported that 15% of American adults are not internet users. Here are some lesser-known things that we found when in exploring offline Americans and their lives.

Fact Tank Aug. 29, 2013

How Pew Research calculates broadband adoption

Since publishing new figures this week on home broadband adoption, Pew Research has received questions on how it calculates its figure. Kathryn Zickuhr of the Pew Research Center Internet Project provides the answers.

Internet & Tech Aug. 26, 2013

Broadband Usage in the Home

Some 70% of American adults ages 18 and older have a high-speed broadband connection at home as of May 2013, according to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

Fact Tank Aug. 21, 2013

3% of Americans use dial-up at home

A small share of Americans still connect to the internet at home via dial-up.

Internet & Tech Apr. 13, 2012

Digital Differences

While the number of Americans who go online has increased substantially over the years, about one-in-five adults still do not use the internet. About half of non-users don’t go online because they don’t think the internet is relevant to them.

Hispanic Feb. 9, 2011

Latinos and Digital Technology

Latinos are less likely than whites to access the internet, have a home broadband connection or own a cell phone. However, Hispanics and whites with similar socioeconomic characteristics have similar usage patterns for these technologies.

Internet & Tech Aug. 11, 2010

Broadband 2010: A Big Slowdown

Broadband adoption slowed dramatically in 2010 across a range of demographic groups with African Americans a major exception. But 53% of Americans don’t place a high priority on government efforts to spread high-speed access.

Internet & Tech Jan. 5, 2010

Internet User Profiles Reloaded

A new look at internet users finds 74% of Americans online, 60% using broadband at home and 55% surfing the Web wirelessly.

Internet & Tech Jun. 17, 2009

Home Broadband Adoption 2009

Strong growth among senior citizens and rural residents has pushed the number of Americans with high-speed internet connections to 63%, up from 55% in 2008. But African Americans experienced their second consecutive year of below-average broadband adoption growth.

Internet & Tech Jan. 28, 2009

Generations Online in 2009

Contrary to the image of Generation Y as the “Net Generation,” internet users in their twenties do not dominate every aspect of online life. Gen X is the most likely to shop, bank and look for health information online. And larger percentages of older generations are doing many more activities online.