Usually when people develop statistics about “America,” they really mean the U.S. However, a study from WeAreSocial takes a look at digital and social statistics across the Americas.
According to the study, more than 60 percent of the population is connected to the Internet and using a mobile device. In fact, there seems to be a strong connection between Internet access and mobile devices. Still, while there are lots of people connecting to the Internet via mobile, less than half of the region is active on social media.
The data also continue to point to a clear connection between social and mobile. Of the 48 percent of people across the Americas who are active on social media, 80 percent accessed them using a mobile device.
More than half of the population across the Americas uses the Internet, but actual usage varies greatly from country to country. For example, Canada and the U.S. are 95 and 88 percent connected respectively, compared to Haiti’s 12 percent and Nicaragua’s 15 percent. These stats demonstrate the digital divide between the wealthy and poor nations.