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New Pew Report on Internet Use and Science Information

The Pew Internet and American Life Project has just released a new report on the use of the internet for information seekers titled “The Internet as a Resource for News and Information about Science: The convenience of getting scientific material on the web opens doors to better attitudes and understanding of science.” The report found that 40 million Americans use the internet as their first choice for finding news and information about science. Also, overall, 87% of online users use the internet as a research tool, which comes out to about 128 million adults. They found that convenience was the largest reason why people go online first to seek information and that half of all internet users have visited a website that is scientific in content. If you would like to read more about the interesting findings from the Pew report you can access it via this link: http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Exploratorium_Science.pdf

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