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Fact of the Week: 22 October 2012


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Internet and Email Used by over Half of Adults Aged 65+

"53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email," according to a 2012 Pew survey. Pew surveys also found that "86% of internet users age 65 and older use email, with 48% doing so on a typical day," and "one third (34%) of internet users age 65 and older use social networking sites such as Facebook, and 18% do so on a typical day."

Zickuhr, K., & Madden, M. (2012). Older adults and internet use. Washington, DC: Pew Research Center. Retrieved from www.pewinternet.org.

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