Americans expect to find what they are looking for online in news, health care, government information, and shopping.
Contrary to the popular perception that American workers are buried in email, most workers find their experience with email at work very manageable, and they're happy with the way email helps them do their jobs.
Pew Internet Project surveys tracked a 164% increase in online banking and a 90% increase in travel purchases between 2000 and 2002. Convenience and cost savings were the top reasons cited by Internet users who have switched to online banking.
Parents are more wired than non-parents and they are more enthusiastic about technology than non-parents and more likely to use the Web for health information, for their work or training, and for getting religious information.
Fully 88% of local elected officials use the Internet in the course of their official duties and many say their online activities have helped them learn more about local public opinion, stay in touch better with community groups, and encounter new voices in local civic life.
Data provided by comScore Networks detailing the kinds of Web sites that are particularly appealing to college students, and the kinds of sites where a high proportion of shoppers are college students.
This report contains the first scholarly studies built around analysis of hundreds of Web sites that have been cached in the September 11 Web Archives, and makes clear that no event in the Web era has so dominated so many Web sites in such a short, intense period of time.
This focus group-based study of Internet savvy middle and high school students found that students report a substantial disconnect between school-based and teacher-directed internet use and home internet use for school.
40 million Americans, one third of all Internet users, have looked online for information about a place to live.
Fifty-two million Americans have looked online for information about jobs, and more than 4 million do so on a typical day.