Most popular daily online activities of adult internet users in the United States as of February 2017, by age group

Daily online activities of adult U.S. internet users 2017, by age This graph shows the typical daily online activities of internet users in the United States as of February 2017, sorted by age group. During the survey period, 50 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years checked the weather online on a daily basis.
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18-2930-5960+
Buy a product online 49%49%41%
Buy or make a reservation for travel 13%22%15%
Check weather reports and forecasts online 50%57%61%
Do any banking online 49%55%55%
Get news online 57%64%58%
Look for news and information about politics 29%39%40%
Participate in an online auction 12%11%8%
Send instant messages 49%43%24%
Send or read e-mail 77%86%91%
Use a search engine to find information 67%72%70%
Use a social networking site 74%67%49%
Use classified ads sites like Craigslist 16%17%12%
Watch a video on a video-sharing site 55%40%20%
None of the above 1%1%2%
I don’t use the Internet 0%1%0%
18-2930-5960+
Buy a product online 49%49%41%
Buy or make a reservation for travel 13%22%15%
Check weather reports and forecasts online 50%57%61%
Do any banking online 49%55%55%
Get news online 57%64%58%
Look for news and information about politics 29%39%40%
Participate in an online auction 12%11%8%
Send instant messages 49%43%24%
Send or read e-mail 77%86%91%
Use a search engine to find information 67%72%70%
Use a social networking site 74%67%49%
Use classified ads sites like Craigslist 16%17%12%
Watch a video on a video-sharing site 55%40%20%
None of the above 1%1%2%
I don’t use the Internet 0%1%0%
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This graph shows the typical daily online activities of internet users in the United States as of February 2017, sorted by age group. During the survey period, 50 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years checked the weather online on a daily basis.
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Release date
March 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 2 to 8, 2017
Number of respondents
1,455 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey

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