Whites (77%)   Blacks (64%)   Hispanics (58%)   74%* of the population reports using the internet or email. Here is a brea...
Whites (85%)   Blacks (81%)   Hispanics (81%)   84%* of the population reports owning a cell phone. Here is a breakdown  o...
55%* of the population reports using a high-speed connection (e.g., DSL, cable, wireless) when accessing the internet from...
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Pew Internet: Internet, Broadband, Cell Phone Use: December 2008 Data

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Three "thermometers" show what percentage of American adults have internet access, home broadband access, or have a cell phone.

Based on a national phone survey done in December 2008 by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project in partnership with the California HealthCare Foundation. N = 2,253 adults, age 18 and older. Interviews were conducted in English or Spanish and included 502 cell-phone interviews.

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Pew Internet: Internet, Broadband, Cell Phone Use: December 2008 Data

  1. 1. Whites (77%) Blacks (64%) Hispanics (58%) 74%* of the population reports using the internet or email. Here is a breakdown of use among different groups. (shown as a percentage of population online) 18-29 Years Old (87%) 30-49 Years Old (82%) 50-64 Years Old (72%) 65+ Years Old (41%) No High School Degree (35%) College Graduates (95%) <$30K Income (57%) $75K+ Income (94%) Men (73%) Women (75%) *Source: Pew Internet & American Life Survey, December 2008. http://www.pewinternet.org High School Graduates (67%)
  2. 2. Whites (85%) Blacks (81%) Hispanics (81%) 84%* of the population reports owning a cell phone. Here is a breakdown of use among different groups. (shown as a percentage of population owning a cell phone) 18-29 Years Old (92%) 30-49 Years Old (90%) 50-64 Years Old (84%) 65+ Years Old (64%) No High School Degree (64%) College Graduates (94%) <$30K Income (73%) $75K+ Income (96%) Men (86%) Women (83%) High School Graduates (83%) *Source: Pew Internet & American Life Survey, December 2008. http://www.pewinternet.org
  3. 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 groups. (shown as a percentage of population using a high-speed connection from home) Whites (59%) Blacks (43%) Hispanics (37%) 18-29 Years Old (67%) 30-49 Years Old (63%) 50-64 Years Old (52%) 65+ Years Old (26%) No High School Degree (17%) College Graduates (84%) <$30K Income (33%) $75K+ Income (83%) Men (56%) Women (54%) High School Graduates (43%) *Source: Pew Internet & American Life Survey, December 2008. http://www.pewinternet.org

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