Poor and Elderly E-patients
This just in: “The Internet appears to be a double-edged sword, assisting in the search for health care information for the poor and elderly while magnifying existing gaps based on other factors.”
Home Broadband Adoption 2007
47% of adults have high-speed internet connections at home as of early March 2007, up five percentage points from a year earlier.
Don’t Blame Me: It’s the Phone’s Fault!
Pew Internet’s typology of information and communications technology users tells us a lot about how far along we are — or aren’t — in the "information society."
A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users
Half of all American adults are only occasional users of modern information gadgetry, while 8% are avid participants in all that digital life has to offer
36% of online American adults consult Wikipedia
Hispanics with lower levels of education and English proficiency remain largely disconnected from the internet.
Wireless Internet Access
Some 34% of internet users have logged onto the internet using a wireless connection either around the house, at their workplace, or some place else.
Internet Usage Trends – Through the Demographic Lens
One in five adults in this country are disconnected from the just-in-time information source that the internet has become for many people.
The impact of the internet
This presentation covers many of the major findings from the Project about the social impact of the internet.
Cancer and Race
African Americans are over-represented among cancer patients and under-represented among internet users, particularly on some health discussion group sites.