pewFifteen percent of adults in the U.S. use the Internet, according to a new report from Pew Research. This is less than a year ago, when 25 percent of adults reported not using the Internet.

Why don’t they use the Internet?  There are a variety of reasons. Surprisingly, 34 percent of non-Internet users said that the Internet is “just not relevant to them” and they have no need for it. Thirty-two percent of non-Internet users said that the Internet is hard to use and they are worried about spam. Nineteen percent of non-Internet users surveyed said that it is too expensive to own a computer and pay for an Internet connection. A smaller 7 percent of non-users admitted that they didn’t have access to the Internet.

Here is more from the Pew site:

Even among the 85% of adults who do go online, experiences connecting to the internet may vary widely. For instance, even though 76% of adults use the internet at home, 9% of adults use the internet but lack home access.