66% of Internet Users in 1996 Were in the U.S.

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In 1996, a full 66% of Internet users lived in the U.S. Seventeen years later, the country is only home to 13% of Internet users.

The largest chunk of web surfers now lives in Asia, home to 42% of users in 2012. Europeans also make up a sizeable portion of the global online population, representing 27% of all users.

Statista created the chart, below, which shows how the Internet’s demographics has evolved over the years

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