Nearly 7 in 10 Americans (69%), or 88% of US Internet users, have used the Internet to cope with the recession—to hunt for bargains, jobs, ways to upgrade their skills, better investment strategies, housing options, and government benefits—according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Though the Internet ranks high among sources of information and advice that people are seeking, especially about personal finances and economic circumstances, broadcast media are used more as sources of news about national economics, finds the report titled "The Internet and the Recession."
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