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1 in 5 Americans Use Internet 'Almost Constantly': Pew Study

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    According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 1 in 5 Americans use the internet 'almost constantly'.

    A great majority of Americans go online every day, and 21 percent use the Internet "almost constantly," according to a survey by Pew Research Center. Of the 87 percent of survey respondents who reported going online at all, the most common option chosen was that they go on "several times a day," with only 6 percent reporting not going online at least daily.

    Young people were more likely to say they went online "almost constantly" — 36 percent of people aged 18-29, and 28 percent of the 30-49 group. Any older than that and the numbers drop off considerably, NBC News reported.

    Those with more education and those with more income also reported going online more frequently, and black respondents jumped on the Internet slightly more often than their white or Hispanic counterparts.