Fact TankAugust 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 & TechApril 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.

HispanicFebruary 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 & TechAugust 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 & TechJanuary 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 & TechJune 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 & TechJanuary 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.

Internet & TechJanuary 21, 2009

Stimulating Broadband: If Obama Builds It, Will They Log on?

Investment in broadband has become part of the broader discussion about President Obama’s economic stimulus package; Pew Internet Project surveys suggest that expanding access may take longer than some advocates anticipate.

Internet & TechJuly 2, 2008

Home Broadband Adoption 2008

Even as many broadband users opt for premium services, access stalls among low-income Americans

Internet & TechFebruary 14, 2008

Fast, Mobile Internet Access Adds to Privacy Problems

Many Americans are jumping into the participatory Web without considering all the privacy implications.