Over 50% of seniors now online according to a new report by Pew Internet & American Life Project . The report found that 53% of seniors use the Internet. Still considerably lower than the younger groups, but it seems to be growing.
In total, about 82% of all online Americans over age 18 access the Internet each day, while some 70% of seniors say they go online every day, as well.
But Internet usage tends to drop off after age 75, the report said. Only 34% of adults over 75 access the Internet and only 21% have broadband capabilities at home.
About 70% own a cell phone, which is up from 57% two years ago.
In addition, more seniors are accessing social networking sites. In fact, about 34% of Internet users age 65 and older use sites such as Facebook and Twitter — and 18% of this group do so each day.
This is a high number, especially considering 66% of all adult Internet users access social networking sites. However, the highest demographic using these sites is young adults ages 18 to 29.