40% of US adults use WWW for news, weather and sports

40% of US adults used the Web to obtain news, weather or sports information, a dramatic increase from the 7% who surfed in 1997, US Census Bureau said. 47% of US adults use the Internet to find information on products or services.

40% of US adults used the Web to obtain news, weather or sports information, a dramatic increase from the 7% who surfed in 1997, US Census Bureau said. 47% of US adults use the Internet to find information on products or services. About 33% reported purchasing a product or service online, compared with only 2% who did so in 1997.