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Sep 29, 2010Jim Jansen
58% of Americans have researched a product or service online; 24% have posted comments or reviews online about the things they buy.
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People gather and evaluate information when they face major decisions or milestones in their lives. The internet has become a more important source of information as people gain experience and as they embrace broadband.
Jul 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AFP) — More than half of adult Americans have been hard hit by the recession and two-thirds have turned to the Web for help in coping and understanding the downturn, a survey published Wednesday found.
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S. John Tilak, Reuters
BANGALORE (Reuters) - It's not just family and friends that Americans are turning to for advice and support to cope with the prolonged recession; many have found a counselor in the Internet.
More than two-thirds of American adults -- or 88 percent...
Apr 19, 2009
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 2...
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Dec 17, 2008Lee Rainie
Do people consider the internet itself a kind of social ally? Not directly, but they often treat the internet as they would a helpful friend.
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Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2008
"Forget the hype about online shopping. Americans may use the Internet to research their purchases - but the information they find there doesn't necessarily clinch the deal.And when it comes to actually laying out cash, most prefer doing it in person...
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Mark Walsh, MediaPost Publications
"While the Internet has become a key information source for researching products, it doesn't have a major impact on consumers' final purchases, according to a new study.Findings from the Pew Internet & American Life Project survey that track buying h...
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Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press, Google News
May 18, 2008
"The Internet is routinely used when making buying decisions, but its influence is small compared with offline channels such as friends and sales personnel, a new study finds.Sunday's report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project looked at c...
May 18, 2008John Horrigan
The internet plays an important role in how people conduct research for purchases, but it is just one among a variety of sources people use and usually not the key factor in final purchasing decisions.
Apr 14, 2008Lee Rainie
Can libraries hack it in the internet age? A Pew Internet study finds that the public says "yes, and there are further 'market opportunities' to explore."
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Apr 7, 2008Lee Rainie
This presentation focuses on the Project's findings about the role of libraries when Americans are trying to solve problems.
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Lee RainieSirsi-Dynix conference and Computers in Libraries Conference
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of current Facebook users say that at one time or another in the past they have voluntarily taken a break from using Facebook for a period of several weeks or more.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.