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Pew's Study of Internet Usage By Gender

Posted on 1.02.2006
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
  • 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.
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)

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