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Sep 29, 2010Jim Jansen
58% of Americans have researched a product or service online; 24% have posted comments or reviews online about the things they buy.
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People gather and evaluate information when they face major decisions or milestones in their lives. The internet has become a more important source of information as people gain experience and as they embrace broadband.
May 24, 2002
This dataset contains tracking data and questions pertaining to Internet access and barriers to access. Many questions asked of non-users.
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Karen MacPherson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 16, 2002
A coalition of 100 civil rights, education, religious and labor groups yesterday launched a "Digital Empowerment Campaign" in a nationwide effort to persuade Congress to save two federal programs aimed at bringing technology to low-income Americans. ...
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BBC Online Staff, BBC Online
May 15, 2002
Research by US-based think-tank Pew Internet found that millions of Americans are turning to the web for help about getting a job, moving home and choosing a school for their children.
Nearly half said that the internet played an important role i...
May 8, 2002Lee Rainie, Nathan Kommers
Information on the Web is important to significant numbers of Americans when they are making important choices related to education and job training, investments and big-ticket purchases, and health care for themselves or for loved ones. Online mater...
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BY LESLIE BROOKS SUZUKAMO, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Mar 4, 2002
A year ago, when she lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., Trish Hazzard mainly used the Internet to e-mail friends and family.
But when she relocated to Bloomington last summer, Hazzard's life got a whole lot busier — and so did her Internet usage.
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Mar 3, 2002Lee Rainie, John Horrigan
As Americans gain experience online, they use the Internet more for their jobs, to make more online purchases and carry out other financial transactions, and to write emails with more significant and intimate content.
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Jan 31, 2002
This dataset contains questions about how people use the Internet when making important decisions in their lives. It also includes general tracking questions.
Aug 20, 2000Susannah Fox
Online Americans have great concerns about breaches of privacy, while at the same time they do a striking number of intimate and trusting things on the Internet, and the overwhelming majority has never had a seriously harmful thing happen to them onl...
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Tom Zucco, St. Petersburg Times
Jun 25, 2000
From St. Petersburg Times
There were lots of dire predictions about how the Internet would affect our lives. Now the research is starting to come in. This much is clear: It will draw us together. Unless it pulls us apart.
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Lee RainieSirsi-Dynix conference and Computers in Libraries Conference
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The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.