Internet Use Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: University of California Berkeley
Date Verified: 4.30.2012
Internet Use Survey Statistics (Survey Size: 53,043)
In the past 12 months have you used the internet to do work research?
Yes 62 %
No 38 %
In the past 12 months have you used the internet for home finances or banking?
Yes 50.1 %
No 49.9 %
In the past 12 months have you used the internet look for information about a product that you might want to buy?
Yes 80 %
No 20 %
In the past 12 months have you used the internet to actually buy something?
Yes 58 %
No 42 %
In the past 12 months have you used the internet to invest money in a stock?
Yes 14.6 %
No 85.4 %
In the past 12 months have you used the internet to meet new people for social purposes?
Yes 15.2 %
No 84.8 %
In the past 12 months have you used the internet find information about a health concern or medical problem?
Yes 62.2 %
No 37.8 %
In the past 12 months have you used the internet to book a flight or other travel reservations?
Yes 43 %
No 57 %
In the past 12 months have you used the internet to locate someone’s phone number, email, or mailing address?
Yes 55.5 %
No 44.5 %
In the past 12 months have you used the internet to play a game with someone on another computer?
Yes 19.7 %
No 80.3 %
In the past 12 months have you used the internet to look for a new job or explore career opportunities?
Yes 45.5 %
No 54.5 %
In the past 12 months have you used the internet to go to a discussion forum, news group, chat room, or discuss politics?
Yes 20.6 %
No 79.4 %
Go to a web site to find information about political or social policy issues, current affairs, or political campaigns?
Yes 35.1 %
No 64.9 %
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