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Internet gap between black, white seniors: Study

Published on Jan 7, 2014 8:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - African Americans over the age of 65 are much less likely to spend time online than their white counterparts, according to a study released on Monday.

The Pew Internet and American Life Project survey found that just 45 per cent of black seniors are internet users, compared to 63 per cent amongst whites.

The study of African Americans And Technology Use also found only 30 per cent of black seniors had broadband Internet access, compared to 51 per cent of whites.

Overall, United States blacks continue to lag behind whites in terms of Internet use and access to high-speed broadband at home.

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