Most popular online activities of adult internet users in the United States as of July 2015

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Share of adult internet users
Uses Email90.92%
Uses Text Messaging or Instant Messaging86.15%
Uses Online Location-Based (On-the-Go) Services71.46%
Uses Online Social Networks70.55%
Shops, Makes Travel Reservations, or Uses Other Consumer Services Online68.61%
Uses Online Financial Services Like Banking, Investing, Paying Bills64.57%
Streams or Downloads Music, Radio, Podcasts, etc.54.37%
Researches Health Information Online48%
Searches for a Job Online27.29%
Takes Class or Participates in Job Training Online20.99%

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This ranking gives information on the most popular online activities of adult internet users in the United States as of July 2015. During the survey period, it was found that 70.55 percent of the online adult population accessed social networks.
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Release date
March 2016
United States
Survey time period
July 2015
Age group
18 years and older
Supplementary notes
Data comes from the Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS), which included nearly 53,000 households and was conducted for NTIA by the U.S. Census Bureau in July 2015.

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