This data set contains questions about the internet's role in navigating the economic recession, as well as questions about broadband and wireless internet usage. It was used in the reports "The Internet and the Recession", "Home Broadband Adoption 2009", "Wireless Internet Use", "The Audience for Online Video Sharing Sites Shoots Up" and "The Internet as a Diversion".
The Internet as a Diversion
Three-quarters of online economic users go online to relax and take their minds off of the recession. Fully 88% of 18-29 year old online economic users look to the internet to relax.
The Audience for Online Video-Sharing Sites Shoots Up
As the audience for online video continues to grow, a leading edge of internet users are migrating their viewing from their computer screens to their TV screens.
Wireless Internet Use
More than half of Americans – 56% – have accessed the internet wirelessly on some device, such as a laptop, cell phone, MP3 player, or game console.
The Internet and the Recession
Some 69% of Americans have used the internet to cope with the recession as they hunt for bargains, jobs, ways to upgrade their skills, better investment strategies, housing options, and government benefits.
Home Broadband Adoption 2009
Broadband adoption increases, but monthly prices do, too.