Survey: Low percentage of African Americans, Hispanics use Internet regularly

According to a new survey of 900 minority adults conducted by Brilliant Corners Research led by Democratic Pollster Cornell Belcher only 42 percent of African Americans and Hispanics use the Internet on a regular basis. At the same time, these minority groups did agree that having Internet access is a tool to achieve professional success. The survey revealed that nearly one-in-five respondents (18 percent) identified 'speed of connection' was more important than if Internet access were free (10 percent).

"In this groundbreaking survey we found that members in two of the country's largest minority communities believe that Internet access is essential for many critical daily activities, including staying in touch with family, online education and research, job hunting and networking, and accessing information about healthcare, weather and traffic," said Belcher, principal author of the report in a release. "And yet alarmingly, less than half--42 percent--of the same demographic regularly uses the Internet."

For more:
- see the release here

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