Numbers, Facts and Trends Shaping Your World

March 26-April 19, 2009 – Economy

This data set contains questions about the internet’s role in navigating the economic recession, as well as questions about broadband and wireless internet usage. It was used in the reports “The Internet and the Recession”, “Home Broadband Adoption 2009”, “Wireless Internet Use”, “The Audience for Online Video Sharing Sites Shoots Up” and “The Internet as a Diversion”.

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    Wireless Internet Use

    More than half of Americans – 56% – have accessed the internet wirelessly on some device, such as a laptop, cell phone, MP3 player, or game console.

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    The Internet and the Recession

    Some 69% of Americans have used the internet to cope with the recession as they hunt for bargains, jobs, ways to upgrade their skills, better investment strategies, housing options, and government benefits.

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