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BY BREANA JONES

 

ANCHOR ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO

 

1 in 5. The number of Americans who do NOT use the Internet. Yup, do NOT, according to a Pew Research study.


The study says that number comes from seniors, lower income families, and Americans who say Spanish is their first language. More than half of those who don’t use the internet say it isn’t relevant and most of them don’t own a cell phone.

But MSNBC says another recent study...

“...contends the lack-of-interest reason is ‘almost entirely fictional,’ and that Americans who aren’t online are in that situation because of geography and economics.”

The study also takes a look at local news and how people get it.  Mashable reports local news is surviving, and some might say thriving!

 

“The reliance on local news is consistent in all age groups, though stronger among those who are 40+... The younger population … use the greatest number of local news sources — an average of about 4.38 weekly. Older local news followers say they use two to three different sources a week.”

PC World says mobile is closing the gap between demographics.

“Younger smartphone owners, minorities, those with lower income levels, and less educated respondents were ‘more likely than other groups to say that their phone is their main source of internet access.’”

More than a decade ago, a Pew study showed more than half of American adults had no access to the Internet.

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Apr 17, 2012

One in Five American Adults Do Not Use the Internet

(Image Source: CNN)

 

BY BREANA JONES

 

ANCHOR ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO

 

1 in 5. The number of Americans who do NOT use the Internet. Yup, do NOT, according to a Pew Research study.


The study says that number comes from seniors, lower income families, and Americans who say Spanish is their first language. More than half of those who don’t use the internet say it isn’t relevant and most of them don’t own a cell phone.

But MSNBC says another recent study...

“...contends the lack-of-interest reason is ‘almost entirely fictional,’ and that Americans who aren’t online are in that situation because of geography and economics.”

The study also takes a look at local news and how people get it.  Mashable reports local news is surviving, and some might say thriving!

 

“The reliance on local news is consistent in all age groups, though stronger among those who are 40+... The younger population … use the greatest number of local news sources — an average of about 4.38 weekly. Older local news followers say they use two to three different sources a week.”

PC World says mobile is closing the gap between demographics.

“Younger smartphone owners, minorities, those with lower income levels, and less educated respondents were ‘more likely than other groups to say that their phone is their main source of internet access.’”

More than a decade ago, a Pew study showed more than half of American adults had no access to the Internet.

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