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PC, TV Use in U.S. Varies Widely by Race/Culture

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In the U.S., internet and TV use is vastly different among white, Hispanic and African-American households, according to new survey results from Knowledge Networks, reports InternetRetailer. Whereas 70 percent of white households have a home computer, 55 percent of African-American and 47 percent of Hispanic households have one.

Also, 30 percent of white homes have broadband internet access compared with 19 percent of African-American and 16 percent of Hispanic households.

Some 62 percent of African-American households have more than two TVs, compared with 51 percent of white and 44 percent of Hispanic households; 57 percent of Hispanic and African-American respondents said watching TV is the household's favorite way to relax, compared with 53 percent of white households.

Half of Hispanic households and 45 percent of African-American respondents said that "much" of their family time is spent with TV, whereas only 29 percent of white households said so.

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