Why 15% of Americans don’t use the Internet



Email, Facebook, cat videos — these are just a few of the things that 15% of American adults are missing out on every day because they don’t use the Internet.

However, that 15% is a huge reduction from the percentage of Americans who did not use the Internet in 2000, according to a new analysis of survey data by the Pew Research Center, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. In that year, almost half of all Americans (48%) said they didn’t go online.

The number of people in the United States who use the Internet increased steadily from 2000 until 2012, when the percentage of offline adults fell to 15%. Since then, despite efforts by the government and social service organizations to encourage Americans to get online, that number hasn’t budged, according to Pew Read more…

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