Consumption of Information Goods and Services in the U.S.
Computers and the Internet are encroaching on the TV and the landline telephone as important information and communication tools for a growing number of tech-loving Americans, especially those in their twenties.
Internet Use by Region in the U.S.
Internet penetration is not spread evenly over all regions, and users in different regions do different things online.
Broadband Adoption at Home
There was 50% growth in home broadband adoption in the past year, but the torrid growth pace will likely slow.
The Internet’s Impact on American Life
John’s presentation provides data on broadband penetration to homes and highlights findings from the report “The Broadband Difference.”
The Ever-Shifting Internet Population: A new look at Internet access and the digital divide
This study reveals a fluidity in internet use, detailing the on again, off again, or proximal relationships that some have with the Internet and also looks at those who remain offline and the reasons given for non-use.
While 56% of all Americans go online, only 15% of Americans over the age of 65 have access to the Internet. Wealthy and educated seniors are most likely to go online. They are enthusiastic Internet users who love email and use the Web to gather all …
More Online, Doing More
During the second half of 2000, when much attention was focused on the struggles of dot-com firms, the overall Internet population continued to grow at a healthy clip as women, minorities, and others flocked online.
African-Americans and the Internet
African-American Internet users are heavy consumers of online information and online entertainment, but African-Americans are the least likely to use the Internet and those who do go online are less active users than users of other ethnicities.
New Internet Users
This report looks at how new Internet users behave online at two points along the Internet’s diffusion curve, one in November 1998 and the other in March 2000.
Who’s Not Online
A first look at who does not go online and why, this study examines the Digital Divide, and highlights the inequalities between various demographic groups, in particular the grey gap between young Americans and seniors.