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Harris Interactive has released the findings of its latest poll on Internet users. This doesn’t come as much of a shock, but people are spending more time online these days.

According to the poll, adult Internet users are spending an average of 13 hours a week online." Of course, people’s usage varies greatly; one in five (20%) of adult Internet users are online for only two hours or less a week while one in seven (14%) are spending 24 or more hours a week online," says Harris.

Harris Poll Chart

The firm presents the following as highlights from the poll:

- The age groups that spend the most time online are those aged 30-39 (18 hours) and those aged 25-29 (17 hours) and 40-49 (17 hours).

- Half (50%) of all those online bought something on the Internet in the last month.  This includes 62% of those aged 30-39 and 56% of those aged 40-49.

- The number of adults online, now 184 million (80%), has not changed significantly since 2008 and 2007.  This includes those online at work, at home, at school or any other locations.

- However, the number of adults who are online at home has increased to 76% this year, and 75% last year, compared to 70% in 2006, and 66% in 2005.

More findings from the poll can be found here, including more graphs, breaking them down by hours spent each week online by age, purchased online in last month by age, and PC/Internet use trends, as well as the estimated numbers of adults who are online – all by year.


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Average Person Spends 13 Hours a Week Online
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  • http://www.pioutsource.com PI Outsource

    I always knew I was way above average!

  • http://www.diolt.blogspot.com My-web

    I am out of this average because i spend 18 hours on internet daily. :D

  • http://www.jointheglobe.ws/RahsiaMLM Marhakim Tadlid

    I also spend 6 hours daily on the internet.

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    Looks like they missed us when taking the poll. Im also not in the average at 13 hours per day.

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