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178 Million US Adults Online

Posted on 11.05.2007

According to the latest Harris Poll, the number of adult online users has reached an estimated 178 million - signifying a steady rise over the past few years. The average number of hours per week that these adult users are spending online has also risen to 11 hours, up from 9 hours last year and 8 hours in 2005.

  • The proportion of adults who are now online at home has risen to 72 percent, up from 70 percent in 2006 and 66 percent in the spring of 2005.
  • The percentage of those online at work has also risen, now at 37 percent, and up from 35 percent in 2006.
  • The largest increase is among those adults who are online at a location other than their home or work as this has risen from 22 percent in 2006 to 31 percent today
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