Online use--in terms of frequency--is gaining traction among adults.

Pew Research Center research assistant Andrew Perrin posts analysis of a Pew survey that provided telling evidence of the extensiveness of many Americans' engagement with the Internet and its various modes and platforms.

Perrin notes that past surveys on the topic stopped short of "almost constantly" as an option in answer to the question about the frequency of online use among adults, but added the query this go-round. He writes:

Younger adults are in the vanguard of the constantly connected: Fully 36% of 18- to 29-year-olds go online almost constantly and 50% go online multiple times per day. By comparison, just 6% of those 65 and older go online almost constantly (and just 24% go online multiple times per day).

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