Computers, smartphones, tablets. Two-thirds of seniors are equipped with a connected object.
Senior citizens increasingly more connected
Seniors have gone digital and are more and more connected. This is according to aTNS-Sofres barometer. The survey scans the received notion that more than 55 years would be "dropped" faced with the digital advances. On the contrary, it turns out that almost two seniors in three Internet "at least rarely use". One-third of those surveyed use it frequently.
Well equipped, more than 55 years report have at home at least a connected device. They are surfing via computer (63%), but also through their smartphone, for 34 percent of the respondents. The Tablet is part of the daily lives of 26% of those surveyed.
What use them these tools? A time where seniors were satisfied overall with their lives, sociability, communication and openness to others partly explain this displayedwell-being. This isolating is illustrated in the use of connected devices: three-quarters of seniors users use it as a tool to communicate with their environment.
In detail, the seniors go on Internet to inquire about current events (70%), shopping (55%) or even play on the Internet or mobile apps (35%).
Be informed and entertained
Finally if seniors are fond and curious of these uses of the Internet, digital keeps nevertheless a worrying side: 33% of those surveyed expressed concern with the rise ofdigital.
The study was conducted face-to-face, from 25 to 29 February 2016 for Cogedim Club with a sample of 1096 people aged 55 years and over.