Internet & TechDecember 14, 2011

Where People Get Information About Restaurants and Other Local Businesses

People looking for information about local restaurants and other businesses say they rely on the internet, especially search engines, ahead of any other source.

Internet & TechDecember 30, 2010

Cash for Content Online

Nearly two-thirds of internet users have paid to download or access online content, ranging from music to games to news articles.

Internet & TechDecember 16, 2010

Generations Online in 2010

Even in online pursuits still dominated by Millennials — such as social networking use — older generations are making notable gains.

Internet & TechSeptember 29, 2010

Attention Shoppers: Online Product Research

Nearly six-in-ten adults have done research online about the products and services they buy, and about a quarter have posted comments or reviews online about the things they buy.

Pew Research CenterApril 14, 2010

Does anyone ever click on all those online ads?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

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Internet & TechFebruary 3, 2010

Data: Teen and Young Adult Internet Use

A new Pew Internet Project report reveals that 93% of teens ages 12‐17 go online, as do 93% of young adults ages 18‐29. Three quarters (74%) of all adults ages 18 and older go online. Over the past ten years, teens and young adults have been consistently the two groups most likely to go online, even as the internet population has grown and even with documented larger increases in certain age cohorts (e.g. adults 65 and older).

Internet & TechFebruary 3, 2010

Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults

While the overall internet population expanded continuously over the past decade, Millennials continue to be the most likely age group to go online (93% now use the internet). However, their use of blogs, Twitter and social networking sites has changed in recent years.

Internet & TechMay 22, 2009

Online Classifieds Climb

The number of online adults to use classified ad websites, such as Craigslist, more than doubled from 2005 to 2009 devastating a key revenue source for traditional newspapers

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Internet & TechMay 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 & TechFebruary 13, 2008

Online Shopping: Convenient but Risky

Two-thirds (66%) of online Americans have purchased a product online, but many worry about the safety of financial and personal data.