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One-third of seniors don't use internet

A new study says one third of senior citizens don't use the internet. (Source: KOAA/WPBF/CNN) A new study says one third of senior citizens don't use the internet. (Source: KOAA/WPBF/CNN)

(KOAA/WPBF/CNN) - A third of senior citizens in the U.S. say they don't use the internet.

A new Pew Research Center that surveyed adults over 65 also found that about half of adults over 65 don't have broadband internet service at home.

Researchers found, however, that more seniors, 42 percent, have smartphones.

That's compared to 18 percent in 2013.

Pew says income, education and age are all factors in how much seniors adopt newer technologies.

Seniors make up 15 percent of the U.S. population.

That's about 46 million people.

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