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The Pew Internet & American Life Project reports:

Survey results released January 12, 2017 by the PEW Report show that
88% of adults are Internet users!

86% Women
89% Men

Adult Gadget Ownership
95% Own a Cell Phone
77% Own a Smartphone
(Smartphone use up 35% from 2011)

Smart Phone Users Age
92% of 18-29 year olds
88% of 30-49 year olds
74% of 50-64 year olds
52% of 65+

Smart Phone Users Household Income
93% earning more than $75,000
83% between $50,000 - $75,000

Smart Phone Users Education
89% with at least a college degree
80% with some college education
69% of adults with a high school degree

Smart Phone Users Race/Ethnicity
77% White, Non-Hispanic
75% Hispanic
72% African-American

Why are They Online?
The last stats for most of these activities were reported by the PEW Report were in 2011 unless otherwise noted.

Of the adults online, this is what they do on a typical day:
92% Use a search engine to find information
84% Search for a map or driving directions
84% Look for info on a hobby or interest
81% Check the weather
78% Look for information on a product or service they wish to purchase
76% Get news
74% Surf the web for fun
71% Go to watch an audio or video clip
71% Buy products online
67% Visit local, state, or federal government websites
72% Use a social networking site (2013)
65% Buy or make a reservation for travel
61% Look for information about politics
56% Look for a job
52% Take a virtual tour of a location
39% Look for information on a place to live (2006)
37% Get financial information (2010)
Don't believe us! Check out the link below to view the statistics yourself!
Pew Internet & American Life Project

About the Pew Internet & American Life Project
The Pew Internet & American Life Project is a non-profit initiative, fully-funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts to explore the impact of the Internet on children, families, communities, health care, schools, the work place, and civic/political life. The Project is non-partisan and does not advocate for any policy outcomes. For more information, please visit the link above.

Updated October 31, 2017
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