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Daily Internet Activities

  Activity Percent of those
with Internet access
Most recent
survey date
1. Use the Internet 70% May 2008
2. Send or read email 60 Dec. 2007
3. Use a search engine to find information 49 May 2008
4. Get news 39 May 2008
5. Look for info on a hobby or interest 29 Feb.–March 2007
6. Surf the Web for fun 28 Feb.–April 2006
7. Do any type of research for your job 23 Feb.–March 2007
8. Check the weather 30 May 2008
9. Research a product or service before buying 20 Sept. 2007
10. Look online for news or information about politics or the upcoming campaigns 23 May 2008
Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project Tracking surveys (Last updated: July 22, 2008)

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