Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Just the Stats

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Just the Stats

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Use of Instant Messaging and Online Social Networking, By Age

                          Weekly    Several Times
                  Never   or Less     per Week      Daily

Instant Message (IM)
18-19             9.2%     17.5%        14.3%       58.9%
20-24             13.5%    23.4%         15%         48%
25-30             28.3%    28.1%        15.3%       28.3%
30 and over       44.7%    26.4%        11.2%       17.6%

Online Social Networking
18-19             6.5%     9.8%         14.4%       69.3%
20-24             12.8%    23.0%        19.1%       45.2%
25-30             42.4%    30.1%        9.3%        18.2%
30 and over       76.5%    16.1%         3%         4.4%

Trends in Broadband Adoption
Across Population Subgroups, 2007
Source: Pew Internet and American Life Project, 2007

                       Percent with Broadband
                               at Home

Demographics            2005    2006    2007

All Adult Americans      30%     42%     47%

Gender
Male                     31%     45%     50%
Female                   27%     38%     44%

Age
18-29                    38%     55%     63%
30-49                    36%     50%     59%
50-64                    27%     38%     40%
65+                      8%      13%     15%

Race/Ethnicity
White (not Hispanic)     31%     42%     48%
Black (not Hispanic)     14%     31%     40%

Education
Less than high school    10%     17%     21%
High school grad         20%     31%     34%
Some college             35%     47%     58%
College+                 47%     62%     70%

Income
Under$30K                15%     21%     30%
$30K-$50K                27%     43%     46%
$50K-$75K                35%     48%     58%
Over $75K                57%     68%     76%

Community Type
Urban                    31%     44%     52%
Suburban                 33%     46%     49%
Rural                    18%     25%     31%

Hours Per Week Doing Online Activities, By Major, 2007

Major                  Mean Hours Per Week

Engineering                   21. … 
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