Data Memo on Search Engines
The use of search engines is a top online activity and Americans increasingly feel they get the information they want when they perform search queries
America’s Online Pursuits
This report analyzes the responses of more than 64,000 Americans to phone surveys in the past three years. It finds that 63% of U.S. adults now are online and many of them have built Internet use into their lives in practical ways.
Counting on the Internet: Most find the information they seek, expect
Americans expect to find what they are looking for online in news, health care, government information, and shopping.
Parents are more wired than non-parents and they are more enthusiastic about technology than non-parents and more likely to use the Web for health information, for their work or training, and for getting religious information.
Hunting for a home online
40 million Americans, one third of all Internet users, have looked online for information about a place to live.
85% of American Internet users have ever used an online search engine to find information on the Web and 29% of Internet users rely on a search engine on a typical day. Only the act of sending or reading email outranks search-engine queries as an on…
Use of the Internet at Major Life Moments
Information on the Web is important to significant numbers of Americans when they are making important choices related to education and job training, investments and big-ticket purchases, and health care for themselves or for loved ones. Online mater…
The Online Health Care Revolution
A great many of the fifty-two million “health seekers” say the resources they find on the Web have a direct effect on the decisions they make about their health care and on their interactions with doctors.