85% of American Internet users have ever used an online search engine to find information on the Web and 29% of Internet users rely on a search engine on a typical day. Only the act of sending or reading email outranks search-engine queries as an on…
The Broadband Difference: How online behavior changes with high-speed Internet connections
Those who have home broadband connections use the Internet differently from those who have dial-up connections. Broadband users spend more time online, do more things, and do them more often than dial-up Internet users.
Vital Decisions: A Pew Internet Health Report
Disease information, material about weight control, and facts about prescription drugs top the list of interests for health seekers. A typical health seeker searches for medical information only occasionally, and she relies on search engines and mult…
Use of the Internet at Major Life Moments
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…
The Rise of the E-Citizen: How People Use Government Agencies’ Web Sites
Sixty-eight million Americans have used the Web sites of government agencies, a figure up from 40 million such users two years ago. They exploit their new access to government in wide-ranging ways, finding information to further their civic, professi…
Getting Serious Online: As Americans Gain Experience, They Pursue More Serious Activities
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.
Holidays Online 2001
Online Holiday shopping grew this season from the previous, though Internet users also increasingly use the Internet during the holiday season to search for information on travel, holiday crafts, recipes and traditions.