64% of registered voters received recorded telephone messages in the final stages of the 2006 mid-term election.
Nearly two in five adult internet users in the U.S. (39%) have gone online to look for information about a place to live, up from 34% in 2004 and 27% in 2000.
More than half of internet users have taken virtual tours -- nearly doubling the number who had done so in late 2004.
Some 12% of internet users say they have downloaded a podcast so they can listen to it or view it at a later time.
Fully 87% of online users have at one time used the internet to carry out research on a scientific topic or concept.
Most internet users start at a search engine when looking for health information online. Very few check the source and date of the information they find.
â€œWeb 2.0â€ has become a catch-all buzzword; the Pew Internet Project and Hitwise provide data to put it in perspective.
On a typical day in August, 26 million Americans were using the internet for news or information about politics and the upcoming mid-term elections.
A national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers.
Online banking is holding steady as a mainstream internet activity, growing along with internet use generally, though not accelerating as have some other forms of online activities.