1 in 5 Americans Refuse to Go Online
Simply 'Not Relevant' Declares Nation's Luddites
While a lot has been made about the country’s broadband connectivity gaps, the fact remains that there’s a sizeable chunk of Americans who simply don’t care if they ever get online. According to The Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest survey
, one in five Americans aren’t using the Internet. “Senior citizens, those who prefer to take our interviews in Spanish rather than English, adults with less than a high school education, and those living in households earning less than $30,000 per year are the least likely adults to have Internet access," the research firm notes. Amusingly almost half of the disconnected tell Pew the reason they remain offline is because the Internet is not "relevant." Also irrelevant: the printing press.