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Dec 14, 2011Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, Amy Mitchell, Tom Rosenstiel
The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.
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Internet users buy and sell things online, hunt for financial information, and share their stories about their shopping experiences.
May 8, 2002Lee Rainie, Nathan Kommers
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...
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Mar 3, 2002Lee Rainie, John Horrigan
As Americans gain experience online, they use the Internet more for their jobs, to make more online purchases and carry out other financial transactions, and to write emails with more significant and intimate content.
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By Lois M. Collins, Salt Lake City Deseret News
Jan 2, 2002
Despite recent terrorism, Americans didn't avoid malls. And the anthrax that apparently was sent by U.S. mail didn't seem to discourage them from sending holiday greeting cards. But though most people said they didn't change their shopping habits, a ...
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Jan 1, 2002Lee Rainie
Online Holiday shopping grew this season from the previous, though Internet users also increasingly use the Internet during the holiday season to search for information on travel, holiday crafts, recipes and traditions.
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John Schwartz , The New York Times
Jan 8, 2001
In a telephone survey conducted during the Christmas shopping season, researchers from the Pew Internet and American Life Project asked 3,493 American adults about their holiday online time. They found that noncommercial activities — getting informat...
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By Dolores Kong, Globe Staff, The Boston Globe
Jan 1, 2001
In an intriguing look at Internet use during the holidays, a nationwide survey released yesterday finds that Hispanics were more likely to send e-greeting cards, blacks to research religious and holiday traditions, and women to buy gifts online.
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Dec 31, 2000John Horrigan
Americans take advantage of the Internet while executing their holiday plans—from online shopping, and sending of e-greetings, to travel, party and event planning.
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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.