May 17, 2017 | By Amber Joyner

What’s something that approximately 40 percent of the world’s population has in common? Hint: it’s not religion. The largest “shared” religion tops out at 32 percent. Ethnicity? Nope. The world’s most common ethnicity, Han Chinese, makes up just 18 percent of the global population. Generation? Try again—the most common shared age group is the millennial population, which clocks in at just 24 percent.

The percentage that surpasses all of the above is none other than the world's population of internet users, which has now topped at roughly 40 percent. 

In fact, there are only a few things that are shared more globally than internet access-–such as literacy, gender and being humans.

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