Think just about everyone is online, using the internet and social media? And, that we all have smartphones? Actually, the majority do, but thinking we ALL do is a mistake. This according to the latest data on who is online worldwide from Pew.
Who Is Online in the United States
- 90% of people report using the internet at least occasionally, via computer or smartphone
- 84% of people 50 and older use the internet at least occasionally, 98% of people age 30-49 and 100% of people age 18-29
- In general, the higher a person’s level of education and income, the more likely they are to be online
- 81% have a smartphone
- 73% use social media (56% o people 50 and over, 84% of people age 30-49 and 91% of people age 18-29)
The Pew analysis focused on internet, social media and mobile phone use in 34 countries. Data was drawn from a Pew Research Center survey conducted across 34 countries from May 13 to Oct. 2, 2019, totaling 38,426 respondents. Data on internet and mobile phone usage for the United States is from a Center survey of 1,502 respondents conducted Jan. 8 to Feb. 7, 2019.
What People Do Online