01/06/2014 03:44 EST | Updated 03/08/2014 05:59 EST

Twitter, home Internet access increasingly popular among young, educated African-Americans

WASHINGTON - A new report says young, college-educated and higher-income African-Americans are just as likely as their white counterparts to use the Internet, and Twitter seems to be a favourite place in cyberspace.

The Pew Research Center report found that roughly 72 per cent of blacks have a home broadband connection, a smartphone, or both. About 86 per cent of black Internet users ages 18-29 have home broadband access, about 88 per cent are college graduates and about 91 per cent earn at least $75,000 annually.

Pew said blacks also tend to use Twitter more often, noting that 22 per cent of black Internet users access Twitter at high levels compared with 16 per cent of whites. Overall, 73 per cent of black Internet users and 72 per cent of white Internet users use Twitter.