Pew's Study of Internet Usage By Gender
Posted on 01.03.2006
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A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows how men's and women's use of the Web has changed over time. Some of the highlights include
From the press release: "A wide-ranging look at the way American women
and men use the internet shows that men continue to pursue many
internet activities more intensively than women, and that men are still
first out of the blocks in trying the latest technologies. At the same
time, there are trends showing that women are catching up in overall
use and are framing their online experience with a greater emphasis on
deepening connections with people." Read the Entire Report: How Women and Men Use the Internet (54 pages, PDF)
- 68% of men are internet users, compared with 66% of women.
Because they make up more of the population, the total number of women
online is now slightly larger than the number of men.
- 86% of women ages 18-29 are online, compared with 80% of men that age.
- 34% of men age 65 and older are online, compared with 21% of women that age.
- 60% of black women are online, compared with 50% of black men.
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