According to survey findings from the Pew Hispanic Center, Hispanics continue to lag behind blacks in home broadband adoption. The survey, entitled Latinos and Digital Technology 2010 and developed by Gretchen Livingston, Senior Researcher for the Pew Hispanic Center, also found that Latinos have similar rates of Internet and mobile phone use when compared to blacks. Overall, the survey found that Hispanics are less likely than Whites to access the Internet, have a home broadband connection, or own a mobile phone.
Some key findings include:
- Approximately two-thirds of Latino (65%) and black (66%) adults went online in 2010, compared to more than three-fourths (77%) of white adults.
- Fewer than half (45%) of Latinos have a home broadband connection, while two-thirds (65%) of whites and more than half of blacks (52%) have home broadband access.
- 85% of whites owned a mobile phone in 2010, compared with 76% of Latinos and 79% of blacks.
CapitalWirePR reports that the Pew Hispanic Center’s recent report is based on two national surveys conducted by the Center. The first being the Pew Hispanic Center’s 2010 National Survey of Latinos and the second, the Pew Internet and American Life Project’s August 2010 Health tracking Survey.
You can view the Pew Hispanic Center’s newest report here