Internet activities by age group

Pew Internet & American Life Project published an aggregate table of online activities by age group.Internet users ages 29-69 are more likely than internet users in other age groups to engage in online activities that require some capital: travel reservations and online banking.

Pew Internet & American Life Project published an aggregate table of online activities by age group.Internet users ages 29-69 are more likely than internet users in other age groups to engage in online activities that require some capital: travel reservations and online banking. In both cases, internet users with high-speed access at home are more likely to do these activities than those with dial-up connections at home, but again, there are notable generational differences. Fully 50% of internet users between 29 and 40 years old bank online, compared to 38% of their younger peers (internet users age 18-28). Buying a product online is equally popular with all internet users except those at either end of the age scale: teens and internet users age 70 or older.

Online activity by age group
 Age group 
Activity, %12-1718-2829-4041-5051-5960-6970+Avg
Go online8784877975542172
Online games8154372925253236
School research 73606148331457
Instant message7566523842332547
Text message 6044291511835
Get info
about a school
5759425040301445
Download music51452816148525
Read blogs3841302021191627
Download video3127221488118
Create a blog1920939349
Get health info 73848084687279
Travel reservations 50726464596063
Job research 44595954311351
Use gov sites 41566460554554
Bank online 38504437352241
Religious info2630382428282830
Use email8988929094908991
Get news7672767570746873
Product research 79808379746078
Online purchase4368696867654167
Job hunting306251403617244
Use a photo service 39383132313034
Rate a person
or product
 3634273124830
Search for a person 31312323242927
Participate in
an online auction
 2629252018624
Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project

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