APRIL 21, 2021 — The U.S. Census Bureau today released a report that examines trends in computer and internet use in 2018. The report, Computer and Internet use in the United States: 2018, is based on statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS) and examines trends at the national, state and county levels.
Computer use has grown considerably over the past few decades. The percentage of households using the internet has also increased over time. The internet has impacted our work life as well by facilitating greater ability to work from home. The report uses data from the Current Population Survey to provide historical context and data from the ACS to highlight more current patterns.
Data in this report are subject to sampling and nonsampling error. Comparisons of estimates take sampling error into account and are significant at the 90% confidence level or higher, unless otherwise noted. Because of rounding, some details may not sum to totals. For information on sampling and estimation methods, confidentiality protection and sampling/nonsampling errors, see the Accuracy of the Data documents for 2019.
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