Over half of Russians older than 60 do not use Internet - Public Opinion Foundation
MOSCOW. June 3 (Interfax) - Practically all young Russians browse the Internet, while the share of Internet users starts to decline after the age of 45 and only half of people aged 60 and up use the worldwide web, the Public Opinion Foundation said in a statement on its website.
The number of people who do not use the Internet is miniscule, 1%, among those aged from 18 to 30, and the share stands at 4% among Russians aged from 31 to 45.
Twenty percent of Russians aged from 46 to 60 do not use the Internet.
Meanwhile, 51% of people aged 60 and older do not use the Internet.
In all, 21% of Russians are not Internet users, the pollster said.
Practically all respondents younger than 30, or 99%, told the pollster they browed the Internet over the past day. The share stands at 94% among Russians aged from 31 to 45, 73% among Russians aged from 46 to 60, and 41% among Russians aged 60 and up.
The Public Opinion Foundation polled 1,500 respondents aged 18 and up in 104 populated localities in 53 regions of Russia on May 20-22.