Wired World – statistical information on Internet use by Americans

Wired World – statistical information on Internet use by Americans – Brief Article

Just a few years ago, terms such as “dot-com” and “surfing the Net” meant nothing to the average American. Today, millions are clicking their way through the Web. How psychology will respond remains to be seen, but there’s no question that computers and the Internet are a substantial part of 21st-century life.

163.4 MILLION

Number of Americans who have access to the Internet

40.9 MILLION

Number of Americans who use the Internet for health care

21 HOURS

Average amount of time people spend online at work, per week

36

Percentage of people who regard the internet as a necessity

35

Percentage of households with a computer

9.5 HOURS

Average amount of time spent online at home, per week

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