Most popular online activities of adult internet users in the United States as of November 2017

Internet activities of U.S. users 2017 This ranking gives information on the most popular online activities of adult internet users in the United States as of November 2017. During the survey period, it was found that 74.4 percent of the online adult population accessed social networks.
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Share of internet users
Using email90.8%
Using text messaging or instant messaging90.2%
Using online social networks74.4%
Watching video online69.5%
Shopping, making reservations, or using other consumer services online68.5%
Using online financial services (banking, investing, paying bills etc.)65.9%
Streaming or downloading music, radio, podcasts etc.52.6%
Participating in online video calls or conferences46.6%
Working remotely via internet22.6%
Searching for a job online20.8%
Taking classes or participating in job training online19.1%
Interacting with household equipment via internet11%
Share of internet users
Using email90.8%
Using text messaging or instant messaging90.2%
Using online social networks74.4%
Watching video online69.5%
Shopping, making reservations, or using other consumer services online68.5%
Using online financial services (banking, investing, paying bills etc.)65.9%
Streaming or downloading music, radio, podcasts etc.52.6%
Participating in online video calls or conferences46.6%
Working remotely via internet22.6%
Searching for a job online20.8%
Taking classes or participating in job training online19.1%
Interacting with household equipment via internet11%
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This ranking gives information on the most popular online activities of adult internet users in the United States as of November 2017. During the survey period, it was found that 74.4 percent of the online adult population accessed social networks.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
November 2017
Age group
15 years and older

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