A NATION ONLINE: How Americans Are Expanding Their Use Of The Internet

Table of Contents

Message from Secretary Evans

Joint Project Team


Chapter 1: Overview

Chapter 2: Computer and Internet Use

Key Demographic Factors in Computer and Internet Use
Employment Status
Educational Attainment
Urban or Rural Location of the Household
Race / Hispanic Origin
Chapter 3: Online Activities
Primary Uses by the U.S. Population
Activities Among Those Individuals Online
Chapter 4: How and Where America Goes Online
Connection Types: The Expansion of Broadband
Spread of New Devices
Location of Use
Chapter 5: The Digital Generation: How Young People Have Embraced Computers and the Internet
Computer and Internet Use
The Impact of Schools on Internet and Computer Use
How Young People Are Using the Internet
Concerns About Children’s Online Use
Chapter 6: The Digital Workplace
Computer Use at Work by Occupation
Computer Use at Work by Gender and Age
Types of Computer Uses at Work
Internet Use at Work
The Work – Home Connection
Chapter 7: Computer and Internet Use Among People with Disabilities
People with Disabilities
Under 25
25 to 60 year olds
Over 60 Year-Olds
The Interaction of Disability with Computer and Internet Use
Chapter 8: The Unconnected
The Offline Population
The Importance of Cost to Households Never Connected to the Internet
Why Households have Discontinued Internet Access
The Effect of Confidentiality Concerns
Content Concerns
The Role of Network Effects
Chapter 9: Reductions in Inequality for Computer and Internet Use
How a Gini Coefficient for Computer and Internet Use is Computed

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