15% Of American Adults Don’t Go Online
Do that many people live in caves? Another 9% who use the Internet don’t to so at home. These are the findings of a new survey by Pew Internet, and reflect numbers as of this past May. Not only that, but 3% who do go online still use a dial-up connection.
- 34% of non-internet users think the internet is just not relevant to them, saying they are not interested, do not want to use it, or have no need for it.
- 32% of non-internet users cite reasons tied to their sense that the internet is not very easy to use. These non-users say it is difficult or frustrating to go online, they are physically unable, or they are worried about other issues such as spam, spyware, and hackers. This figure is considerably higher than in earlier surveys.
- 19% of non-internet users cite the expense of owning a computer or paying for an internet connection.
- 7% of non-users cited a physical lack of availability or access to the internet.