03/08/2013 10:18 am ET Updated May 08, 2013

Latinos More Likely Than Whites To Own Smartphones, Says Pew Report

The digital divide between Latinos and whites is about half of what it was only a few years ago, with Latinos catching up significantly.

According to a survey released Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center, the number of Hispanics who say they use the Internet at least occasionally increased 14 points, to 78 percent, from 2009 to 2012. Whites still use the Internet at a higher rate--87 percent in 2012--but that number is up only slightly from where it was in 2009.

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