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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:12 PM

1 in 5 Americans are 'Internet Innocents'

By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Apr 14, 2012 10:41 AM

When you're using the Internet every day as most of us are, it's hard to imagine a world without cyberspace, but that's the case for 20 percent of American adults, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Who are these Internet holdouts? According to Pew, they're senior citizens, Spanish speakers, adults with less than a high school education, and folks in households with annual incomes of less than $30,000.

Of the adults who don't use the Internet, almost half of them said the Net is irrelevant to them, finds the survey, which is based on interviews with more than 2200 adults 18 years old and older.

Most non-users have never used the Net before and don't have anybody in their household who uses it either, Pew's researchers discovered.

About 20 percent of Internet innocents say they don't know enough about technology to use the Net, surveyors find; and about one in ten non-users say they won't be interested in using the Internet or e-mail in the future.

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