Did you know that 15% of American adults do not use the internet or email?
Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project revealed that 15 percent of U.S. adults do not use the internet at all. This finding comes a bit of a surprise, considering the staggering amount of information, networking opportunities, and huge variety of transactions (e.g., banking, buying, selling, among others) that can be done online.
When asked why they don’t use the internet, about 34 percent said that the internet is not relevant to them – either they don’t want to use it, they don’t find a need for it, or they’re simply not interested.
Approximately 32 percent said they don’t find the internet user-friendly. They say it is frustrating or difficult for them to go online, or they are concerned about spam, malicious programs, and hacking.
Yet another 19 percent said they don’t feel like spending for a computer or paying for an internet subscription.
For more information about findings of this study, check out Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project full report.