15% of Americans don't use the Internet; most intend to stay offline: Survey
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Despite a seemingly unstoppable move to digital lifestyles, some 15 per cent of Americans don't use the Internet, and most are quite content to remain offline, a survey shows.
The survey released on Wednesday found that in addition to the 15 per cent of adults who don't use the Internet on any device, another 9 per cent say they only go online at their workplace.
The report by the Pew Research Centre found a whopping 92 per cent of these "offline adults" had no interest in using the Internet or e-mail in the near future.
"A lot of people are surprised to discover that not everyone is online," said Ms Kathryn Zickuhr, a Pew researcher and author of the report.