74% – America Online according to PewResearch
In a national survey between Nov. 30 and Dec. 27, 2009, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds:
- 74% of American adults (ages 18 and older) use the internet — a slight drop from our survey in April 2009, which did not include Spanish interviews. At that time we found that 79% of English-speaking adults use the internet.
- 60% of American adults use broadband connections at home — a drop that is within the margin of error from 63% found in April 2009.
- 55% of American adults connect to the internet wirelessly, either through a WiFi or WiMax connection via their laptops or through a handheld device like a smart phone. This figure did not change in a statistically significant way during 2009.
The most recent survey was conducted from Nov. 30 to Dec. 27, 2009, using landline and cell phones and including interviews in Spanish. Some 2,258 adults were interviewed and the overall sample has a margin of error of ± 2 percentage points.