New Pew Report on Internet Use

The Pew Internet and American Life Project has published a new report on US internet use.

Some key findings:

  • While 73% of American adults use the internet, that drops to 32% of those over 65.
  • More homes have high-speed access (62%) than dial-up (34%).
  • While 91% of internet users have sent email, only 8% report ever having blogged (Feb-April 2006). Thirty-nine percent have read someone else’s blog.
  • Among internet users, 66% use the internet on a typical day; 53% send email on a typical day.
  • Only 4% admit to ever “downloading or sharing adult content online.”
  • Sixty-seven percent of internet users have bought something online (as of Sept 2005).
  • Twenty-five percent have downloaded music (Dec ’05).

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