Internet & Tech Aug. 26, 2008

E-Patients: Chronically Ill Seek Health Information Online

More Americans are making a habit of using the internet to gather health information as broadband adoption increases. But personal motivation is also a powerful factor, as those with chronic diseases are more likely to search for and make decisions about health care online.

Hispanic Aug. 13, 2008

Hispanics and Health Care in the United States: Access, Information and Knowledge

A Pew Hispanic Center/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study finds that more than one-fourth of Hispanic adults in the U.S. lack a usual health care provider, but when asked about why that is so, a plurality (41%) say the principal reason is that they are seldom sick.

Internet & Tech May. 18, 2008

The Online Mall: How People Do – and Don’t – Use the Internet in Making Purchasing Decisions

A new Pew Internet Project study finds that going online helps people sort through product choices, but it is not the place where people usually close the deal for housing, cell phones or even music.

Internet & Tech Mar. 5, 2008

Info on the Go: Mobile Access to Data and Information

A new Pew Internet survey finds that 62% of all U.S. adults are now part of a wireless, mobile population.

Internet & Tech Dec. 31, 2007

In Search of Solutions: How People use the Internet, Libraries, and Government Agencies to Find Help

A new survey challenges the assumption that libraries are no longer relevant, although the internet is now the most consulted information source.

Internet & Tech Oct. 9, 2007

E-patients with a Disability or Chronic Disease

Just half of adults with chronic conditions use the internet; but once online, they are avid consumers of health information.

Internet & Tech Apr. 24, 2007

Wikipedia: When in Doubt, Multitudes Seek It Out

The online, citizen-generated encyclopedia draws more visitors on a typical day than internet shopping, dating, travel booking, chat rooms or auctions — especially among the well-educated and college-aged.

Internet & Tech Dec. 14, 2006

Internet Users In Search of a Home

More than a quarter of all adults in the U.S. — and more than half of 18-29 year olds — have looked online for information about housing, double the overall number of Americans who had done so in 2000.

Internet & Tech Nov. 27, 2006

Virtual Space is the Place

About 72 million people have used the internet to explore other areas, a 33% increase over 2004 when an estimated 54 million did so. On a typical day, more than five million people are taking virtual tours in cyberspace, up from roughly two million in 2004.

Internet & Tech Nov. 20, 2006

Seeking Science in Cyberspace

A Pew Internet/Exploratorium project finds nearly 9-in-10 online users have researched a scientific topic or concept on the internet. Nearly three quarters (71%) of internet users say they turn to the internet for science news and information because it is convenient.