This One Isn't About You. Despite all the talk about an increasingly connected world, the proportion of American adults who have never used the Internet and do not live in an Internet-enabled home has remained almost unchanged since 2002. The study found that 79 percent of Internet users have had access for four years or more, compared to 52 percent in 2002. "There aren't any new recruits," said Ms. Fox. "It's online veterans who are signing up for a second or third tour."Are these people missing out?