72.5% of 18-34 year-olds are online

In a report that received a lot of media attention last month, the Online Publishers Association (OPA) and comScore Networks announced that 34.1% of the US online population in July 2003 was between the ages of 18 and 34. The study further noted that 18 to 34 year-olds made up a much greater percentage of the online community in the US than of the actual population in the country. In fact, the OPA and comScore found 72.5% of people between the ages of 18 and 34 were online in July 2003, compared to 62.9% of 45 to 54 year-olds and 61.3% of 35 to 44 year-olds.