FW: Poor families now fastest-growing Internet demographic

Sr. Gilmary Speirs (speirs@MARYWOOD1.MARYWOOD.edu)
Thu, 24 Aug 2000 06:52:10 -0700 (PDT)

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Sr. Gilmary Speirs, I.H.M.
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>From Philanthropy News Journal...
Dear reader,

There is good news to announce this issue, and it's because the digital
divide in America is slowly but surely beginning to close. A survey of
Internet users in June found low-income families represent the fastest
growing online demographic. That may be because most other demographic
groups - meaning wealthier families - are generally on the Internet by now,
based on the fact families making less than $25,000 a year still represent
only 10 percent of the online population.
Well, let's take our victories where we can, because these numbers are
likely to improve as American society in general moves to the Web. For the
international digital divide, a lot of work remains.

Poor families now fastest-growing Internet demographic
Low-income households are now the fastest growing online demographic
group, which means the digital divide is slowly closing. Overall,
however, poor families account for less than 10 percent of the online
population, according to a new report...


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