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Degrees of Access (May 2008 data)

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Three "thermometers" of access show the disparities among various groups when it comes to internet access, cell phone use, and broadband access at home. Created by Susannah Fox and Jessica Vitak.

Three "thermometers" of access show the disparities among various groups when it comes to internet access, cell phone use, and broadband access at home. Created by Susannah Fox and Jessica Vitak.

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  • All of our information and reports on the Digital Divide are located on the Digital Divide topic page: http://pewinternet.org/topics/Digital-Divide.aspx. Each separate report page gives you the option to download a PDF of that report.

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  • Your website is so badly organized it's impossible to find anything on the Digital Divide. Where are the hard copy reports? This graph is unreadable and useless. Too bad to spend so much money for no effect.
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  • 1. All Whites (75%) All Blacks (59%) English-Speaking Hispanics (80%) 73%* of the population reports using the internet or email. Here is a breakdown of use among different online groups. (shown as a percentage of population online) 18-29 Years Old (90%) 30-49 Years Old (85%) 50-64 Years Old (70%) 65+ Years Old (35%) No High School Degree (44%) College Graduates (91%) <$30K Income (53%) >$75K Income (95%) Men (73%) Women (73%) *Source: Pew Internet & American Life Survey, May 2008. http://www.pewinternet.org ** This statistic comes from the Pew Internet Project’s Latinos Online data, collected June-October, 2006. High School Graduates (63%) Urban (74%) Rural (63%) Suburban (77%) Spanish-Dominant Hispanics (32%)**
  • 2. Whites (79%) Blacks (73%) English-Speaking Hispanics (80%) 78%* of the population reports owning a cell phone. Here is a breakdown of use among different online groups. (shown as a percentage of population owning a cell phone) 18-29 Years Old (86%) 30-49 Years Old (87%) 50-64 Years Old (77%) 65+ Years Old (55%) No High School Degree (59%) College Graduates (89%) <$30K Income (63%) >$75K Income (92%) Men (78%) Women (78%) High School Graduates (73%) Urban (75%) Suburban (81%) Rural (73%) *Source: Pew Internet & American Life Survey, may 2008. http://www.pewinternet.org
  • 3. 55%* of the population reports using a high-speed connection (e.g., DSL, cable, wireless) when accessing the internet from home. Here is a breakdown of use among different online groups. (shown as a percentage of population using a high-speed connection from home) Whites (56%) Blacks (41%) English-Speaking Hispanics (55%) 18-29 Years Old (69%) 30-49 Years Old (68%) 50-64 Years Old (49%) 65+ Years Old (19%) No High School Degree (29%) College Graduates (78%) <$30K Income (31%) >$75K Income (82%) Men (57%) Women (52%) High School Graduates (39%) Urban (56%) Suburban (59%) Rural (38%) *Source: Pew Internet & American Life Survey, May 2008. http://www.pewinternet.org

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