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Poll: Are You a Real Techie?

Bulletin Poll: Internet Use

Where do you use a computer?

50-64

65+

At home

68%

45%

At work

37%

8%

At a library

5%

2%

At a computer store

3%

--

Remotely

1%

--

At a friend or family member’s house

6%

2%

I don’t use a computer

22%

51%

 

Do you ever use the Internet to …

50-64

65+

Send and receive e-mail or instant messages

64%

41%

Work

46%

14%

Take online courses

16%

3%

Read newspapers, magazines, books

37%

18%

Join “affinity” groups to participate in political, health or social discussions

10%

5%

Buy a product online, such as books, music, toys or clothing

53%

27%

Research information about a topic or issue of interest to you

68%

38%

Watch video on a site such as YouTube or Google Video

30%

12%

Use online social or professional networking site such as MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn

26%

10%

Play online games

26%

13%

Search for a job

22%

3%

Do online banking

43%

17%

Make travel reservations

50%

25%

 

How often do you use the Internet?

50-64

65+

Constantly

19%

8%

Several times a day

41%

29%

About once a day

19%

22%

Every few days

12%

24%

Less often than every few days

7%

11%

Never

3%

4%

 

How long have you used the Internet?

50-64

65+

Less than one year

4%

4%

1-5 years

20%

20%

6-10 years

35%

31%

More than 10 years

41%

44%

 

How did you learn to use the Internet?

50-64

65+

Through my work

27%

23%

I taught myself

40%

38%

I went to a class

8%

9%

A friend or family member showed me

24%

29%

Other

1%

--

 

If you don’t use the Internet now, would you like to learn how to?

50-64

65+

Yes

30%

19%

No

63%

78%

Don’t know

7%

3%

 

If not, why not?

50-64

65+

I’m not interested

36%

55%

It’s too expensive

1%

4%

I don’t have time

17%

7%

I don’t have the technical aptitude to learn to use one

13%

6%

I’m concerned about online security/identity theft

5%

3%

I don’t have access to a computer

6%

3%

Too old

5%

12%

No need to

5%

4%

Physically unable

4%

1%

Survey of 1,013 adults age 50 and older conducted by ICR between Oct. 23 and Nov. 3, 2009.

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