January 05, 2001
Among young people 12 to 23 years old, those in the 14-to-17 age group were most likely to use the Internet in 1998. Over half of 14- to 17-year-olds accessed the Internet that year.
Among 14- to 15-year-olds, 51 percent used the Internet in 1998, while for 16- to 17-year-olds, the percentage was about the same—52 percent. For others between 12 and 23, Internet use ranged from 42 percent of those in the 22-to-23 age group to 48 percent of those in the 18-to-19 age group.
These data are from a December 1998 supplement to the Current Population Survey. See "Internet use: Here, there, and everywhere," by Terry Schau, Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Winter 2000-01, for more information.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Most likely to be online: 14- to 17-year-olds on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/jan/wk1/art04.htm (visited December 01, 2015).
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