You know that blank stare you got from your parents the first time you gave them your email address? Apparently you're not alone. According to a new survey from Park Associates
, nearly one fifth of all heads of household in the US have never used email. And 20 million households are without internet access. That's about 18% of American households.Here are a few more fun facts:
- Only 7 percent of those 20 million households plants to sign up for internet service within the next year.
- Almost 33 % of heads of household have never created a document on a computer
- Half of the folks who say they've never used email are over 65
- More than half of those who haven't ever used email have no post-secondary education
The study did find some good news (if you count the fact that more and more people are spending their days in front of a computer screen good news). The number of "disconnected" households dropped from 29 percent in 2006.