15% of Americans dont use internet: Study

StudyWASHINGTON: A latest study by the Pew Research Centre’s Internet and American Life Project has revealed that 15% of Americans don’t use the internet.

The study also states that 9% of US adults only use the internet when they are not at home.

According to Fox News, out of those people who don’t go online, only 8% want to, while the rest said that they are not interested.

The study revealed the reasons why people in the US did not use the internet, which includes 34% of the respondents who think that the medium is not relevant to them and they don’t need it.

13% don’t have a computer while 7% don’t have internet access and 6% said that it’s too expensive.

The report said that only 3% said they are worried about things such as privacyviruses, spam or hackers.

According to the study, age, income, education level and race have a lot to do with who is and isn’t online as 44% of people 65 or older are not online, compared with 2% of those aged 18 to 29 and those who have not graduated from high school, 41% don’t go online, compared with 4% of those with a college degree.

source : Times of India