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To what extent does race affect computer ownership in the US?

Black and Hispanic adults are still less likely to own a computer, pictured on this desk, than White adults

There are still racial inequalities in the U.S. when it comes to technology access. Image: Unsplash/Sincerely Media

Sara Atske
Assistant Digital Producer, Pew Research Center
Andrew Perrin
Research Assistant, Pew Research Center
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this chart shows how Black and Hispanic U.S. adult are less likely than White adults to have a traditional computer and home broadband
There are no significant differences in equality when it comes to smartphones and tablets. Image: Pew Research Center
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