Home Broadband Adoption 2006
Adoption of high-speed internet at home grew twice as fast in the year prior to March 2006 than in the same time frame from 2004 to 2005. Middle-income Americans accounted for much of the increase.
Seniors and Teens: Not So Different
Fully 87% of teens go online, compared to just 32% of Americans age 65+. This leads, of course, to a wide gap when it comes to computer skills; there is less of a gap when it comes to the some of the activities each group pursues online.
Cell phones and survey research
A growing number of Americans rely solely on a cell phone for their telephone service, and many more are considering giving up their landline phones. This presents a challenge to the kind of public opinion polling done by the Pew Internet & Ameri…
It’s Not You, It’s the Way You Write
It’s not just internet dating services that are changing the way people meet and court each other…
Finding Answers Online in Sickness and in Health
As more Americans come online, more rely on the internet for important health information. Fully 58% of those who found the internet to be crucial or important during a loved oneâ€™s recent health crisis say the single most important source of informat…
Internet Penetration and Impact
Internet penetration has now reached 73% for all American adults. Internet users note big improvements in their ability to shop and the way they pursue hobbies and personal interests online.
The Internet’s Growing Role in Life’s Major Moments
60 million Americans say that the internet helped them make big decisions or negotiate their way through major episodes in their lives.
Horrigan on C-SPAN
John Horrigan, Pew Internet’s Associate Director for Research, on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators”
Are “Wired Seniors” Sitting Ducks?
Older internet users may be easy targets for viruses, spyware and the like. Younger internet users take more chances online, but they also take more precautions.
Americans and their cell phones
How people use their cell phones in emergencies and to fill in their free time.