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Jun 6, 2012Kathryn Zickuhr, Mary Madden
For the first time, half of American adults ages 65 and older are online.
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High-speed access to the internet at home has risen steadily in recent years. Read a summary of our research related to broadband.
May 1, 2010
Our May 2010 survey contains questions about wireless internet use, broadband adoption and attitudes, adult text messaging habits and the use of mobile phone applications.
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Feb 23, 2010Susannah Fox
An FCC survey finds that 78% of adults are internet users and 65% of adults have home broadband connections.
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Jan 5, 2010Lee Rainie
As of December 2009, 74% of American adults (ages 18 and older) use the internet.
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Dec 22, 2009Susannah Fox
64% of Latino adults ages 18 and older used the internet in 2008, compared with 54% of Latinos in 2006.
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Eric A. Taub, New York Times
Oct 28, 2009
Some of the highest growth rates in broadband use are happening among the elderly. The Pew Research Center found that broadband use for those 65 and older increased from 19 percent in May 2008 to 30 percent in April 2009. Since 2005, broadband use ha...
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Randall Stross, New York Times
Oct 19, 2009
ACCESS to a fast Internet connection has become more than a convenience. It’s being enshrined in some countries as a legal right of all citizens. Finland, for example, announced last week that it was moving up its timetable to next year from 2015 for...
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Grant Gross, PC World (IDG News Service)
Sep 22, 2009
The FCC is about midway through a year-long effort to create a national broadband plan, and Blair Levin, executive director of the FCC's omnibus broadband initiative, said Tuesday he hopes he hasn't heard all the good ideas yet. "There's a lot of cap...
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Sep 22, 2009Susannah Fox
Pew Internet research shows that, in politics and in health care, participation matters as much as access.
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Sep 15, 2009Aaron Smith
Research specialist Aaron Smith will be a panelist at the first panel of BroadbandCensus.com's series “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan.” The panelists will consider the FCC’s summer broadband workshops, and how individuals and entit...
Peter Svensson and Joelle Tessler, Associated Press
Sep 13, 2009
The national stimulus package passed by Congress in February may have been too enthusiastic about spending money on one particular project: figuring out where broadband Internet access is available and how fast it is.
When the Pew Interne...
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Lee RainieGeorgetown Public Policy Institute Annual Conference
Kathryn ZickuhrWichita State University's Elliott School of Communications
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of caregivers who use the internet look online for health information, outpacing other internet users on every health topic included in our survey, from looking up certain treatments to hospital ratings to end-of-life decisions.
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.