UncategorizedDecember 20, 2006

Robo-calls in the 2006 campaign

64% of registered voters received recorded telephone messages in the final stages of the 2006 mid-term election.

UncategorizedDecember 13, 2006

Internet Users In Search of a Home

Nearly two in five adult internet users in the U.S. (39%) have gone online to look for information about a place to live, up from 34% in 2004 and 27% in 2000.

UncategorizedNovember 27, 2006

Virtual Tours

More than half of internet users have taken virtual tours — nearly doubling the number who had done so in late 2004.

UncategorizedNovember 22, 2006

Podcast Downloading

Some 12% of internet users say they have downloaded a podcast so they can listen to it or view it at a later time.

UncategorizedNovember 20, 2006

The Internet as a Resource for News and Information about Science

Fully 87% of online users have at one time used the internet to carry out research on a scientific topic or concept.

UncategorizedOctober 29, 2006

Online Health Search 2006

Most internet users start at a search engine when looking for health information online. Very few check the source and date of the information they find.

UncategorizedOctober 5, 2006

Riding the Waves of “Web 2.0”

“Web 2.0” has become a catch-all buzzword; the Pew Internet Project and Hitwise provide data to put it in perspective.

UncategorizedSeptember 20, 2006

More Americans turn to the internet for news about politics

On a typical day in August, 26 million Americans were using the internet for news or information about politics and the upcoming mid-term elections.

UncategorizedJuly 19, 2006

Bloggers

A national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers.

UncategorizedJune 14, 2006

Online Banking 2006

Online banking is holding steady as a mainstream internet activity, growing along with internet use generally, though not accelerating as have some other forms of online activities.