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pewThe Pew Research Center recently published the Americans’ Internet Access: 2000-2015 report examining Internet usage among various demographics over the past decade and a half.

Some of the main findings include the following:

  • 84% of American adults use the Internet
  • Young adults are most likely to use the Internet, but seniors show faster adoption rates
  • While less-educated adults are catching up, their Internet adoption rates are still below those of college graduates
  • Those In higher-income households are most likely to use Internet
  • English-speaking Asian-Americans are the most likely to report Internet usage
  • Rural citizens are less likely to use Internet
  • Gender parity has been the norm in Internet usage

The Pew Research Center has been measuring Internet adoption among Americans in 2000. Since then, Pew Research has conducted 97 national surveys of adults that have documented how the internet has become an integral part of everyday life across diverse parts of society.

In 2014, the Utah Broadband Outreach Center conducted a statewide survey of non-adoption survey that show slightly different trends.

Nonadoption chart

Click here to read the Utah Broadband Nonadopters Final Report.