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The extent of the U.S. digital divide in 2 charts

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43% of adults on lower incomes do not have home broadband services. Image: Unsplash/Stephen Phillips

Emily A. Vogels
Research Associate, Pew Research Center
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Lower-income Americans lag behind in technology adoption. Image: Pew Research Center
a chart showing the extent lower income Americans depend on smartphones for web access
With fewer options for online access, Americans on lower incomes are relying more on smartphones more. Image: Pew Research Center

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