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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.
Aug 31, 2003Lee Rainie
Half of Americans fear terrorists might mount successful cyber-attacks against key American utilities and businesses.
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Vivian Marino, The New York Times
Jul 20, 2003
Eighty percent of all Internet users go online to find health information, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
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Mary Vuong, The Houston Chronicle
"That says to me that people are really reacting to a diagnosis," said Susannah Fox, research director of the Pew Internet Project. "They're probably preparing for a doctor's appointment as well as recovering from a doctor's appointment."
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Janet Kornblum, USA Today
Jul 17, 2003
The majority of U.S. adults online -- 80% -- use the Net to find health information. And most say it helps them get better health care, a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project reports today.
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Jul 16, 2003Susannah Fox, Deborah Fallows
Half of American adults have searched online for 16 health topics ranging from disease information to smoking cessation strategies. Health seekers go online to become informed, to prepare for appointments and surgery, to share information, and to see...
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Christine Tatum, Chicago Tribune
Mar 22, 2003
A study released Friday suggests that politicians would be wise to find campaign workers with Web design experience. The study found that more voters are trying to connect with campaigns through e- mail and the Internet: 46 million American Web users...
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The New York Times
Jan 6, 2003
The Internet is growing as a secondary source for election news, a survey made public yesterday says.
Thirteen percent of respondents to the nationwide poll said they had gone online for election news, significantly higher than the 6 percent who ...
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Dec 29, 2002Lee Rainie, John Horrigan
Americans expect to find what they are looking for online in news, health care, government information, and shopping.
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Oct 6, 2002
This data set contains questions about the expectations of Internet users when it comes to finding information and engaging institutions online. Includes questions about consumer purchasing, news gathering, online banking, and government websites.
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Aug 5, 2002Lee Rainie, Angie Boyce
40 million Americans, one third of all Internet users, have looked online for information about a place to live.
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of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 read a book in the past year.
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.