The Internet is such an essential part of most of our lives that living without it isn’t something anyone likes to think about. But, billions of people across the world don’t have access to the Internet and many don’t even wish for it.
A new study done by Pew Research
in the United States indicate some 15 percent of Americans don’t go online for a variety of reasons, most of them considering this to be a waste of time. Others from the same group claim it’s too expensive to get a connection in their area or too complicated to surf.
The chart is pretty much the same for men and women, with slightly more women (16 percent) choosing to stay offline. 44 percent of individuals who do not use the Internet are over 65 years old, while only a mere 2 percent of people between 18 and 29 years old live a life away from the online mayhem.
The study also indicates 41 percent of all those who never go online have no high school diploma, while only 4 percent of college graduates make the same choice.
However, the US seems to be fairing pretty well compared to other countries where the percentage is certainly higher.