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Published September 25, 2013, 09:29 AM

Pew study: 15 percent of Americans don't use the internet, 34 percent of those say it's "irrelevant"

According to a Pew report, 15% of Americans age 18 and older do not use the internet or e-mail.

According to a Pew report, 15% of Americans age 18 and older do not use the internet or e-mail.

The report goes on to say that 34% of those people say the internet is "not relevant," they're "not interested," "don't want it," or "have no need for it." 32% say the reason they don't use the internet is that it's difficult to use or they have concerns about spam, spyware and hackers. Pew states that percentage is "considerably higher than in earlier surveys".

Other reasons respondents listed included the expense or hardware and/or internet service and physical limitations.

You can find more information on the study, including the full report and methodology used at the study's website, linked here.

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