In the early days of the war with Iraq, 77% of online Americans used the Internet in some connection with the war. They went online to get information about the war, to learn and share differing opinions about the conflict, to send and receive emails about events, to express their views and to offer prayers.
For the first time in the Project’s research, we saw that more than half of those online on any given day are getting news on the Web. War opponents and supporters went online for different purposes and with different results during the early days of the conflict. They also had diverging views about the role the Internet is playing in their lives.