These days it seems like most people are constantly online, whether they’re using their tablets, phones or computers, and while you may think that’s an over exaggeration, a new study suggests that really isn’t the case.
A new Pew Research report finds that 28% of people say they go online “almost constantly,” a 7% increase from 2015. And while that’s not necessarily the majority of the population, 81% of Americans do admit to going online on a daily basis, with 45% going online several times a day.
Pretty much most Americans go online at least a little. In fact, only 9% of folks say they go online only once a day, while 8% say they go online several times a week or less. As for whether there’s anyone who doesn’t use the Internet at all, only 10% say that’s true.
Not surprisingly, when it comes to being constantly connected, younger folks are more likely to admit that’s the case. It seems 48% of those 18 to 29 say they are almost constantly online, with 46% going online multiple times a day. The number is drastically less for those 65 and older, with only 7% of them going online almost constantly and 35% going online multiple times a day.