The Internet's Role in Decision-making

New study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Using the Internet for Decision-Making

Percent of internet users who dealt with the issue

Percent of those who dealt with issue for which internet played crucial role

Percent of those who dealt with issue for which internet played important role

Number of Americans who said the internet was crucial or important

Gotten additional training for your career

39%

21%

18%

21 million

Helped another person with a major illness or medical condition

49

9

17

17

Chosen a school or college for yourself or your child

29

22

20

17

Bought a car

46

12

15

16

Made a major investment or financial decision

41

12

17

16

Found a new place to live

24

15

15

10

Changed jobs

25

13

12

8

Dealt yourself with a major illness or other health condition

19

5

23

7

 

 

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