Multi-section ReportsDecember 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.

Multi-section ReportsDecember 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.

Multi-section ReportsNovember 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.

Multi-section ReportsNovember 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.

Multi-section ReportsNovember 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.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 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.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 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.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 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.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 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.

Multi-section ReportsJune 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.