6/12: You’ve Got Mail

June 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Science & Tech, Tech Box, Tech Tidbits

If you’ve moved beyond snail mail, you’re not alone.  More than three-quarters of Americans have an email address.  Have we piqued your curiosity?  Here’s what else The Marist Poll found out.

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– 77% of U.S. residents have an email address.  23% do not.

– Most employed residents — 87% — report they personally have an email address.

– More, younger Americans — 90% — have their own email accounts compared with their older counterparts — 69%.

– Income is a determining factor.  95% of residents earning an annual salary of $50,000 or more have an email address.  66% of those earning less say the same.

Table:  Have Email Address?

Marist Poll Methodology

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2 Responses to “6/12: You’ve Got Mail”

  1. Email Marketing Solutions on July 7th, 2009 9:13 am

    wow, those are some crazy statistics, i had no idea that only richer people tended to have emails, it makes sense about the age, but some of those are shocking. thanks for the info.

  2. Sales Engineer on July 19th, 2009 11:09 am

    In the circles I move in, everybody has an email address, so the stats seemed rather low. But on reflection, there can’t be many children under, say, 7 with email addresses, nor those aged over 80. If those two groups and those who are seriously unwell are taken out of the count, you end up with a figure which will be far closer to 100%.

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