The Web A Major Influence in our Lives
- When asked,
"Where would you turn for information?" Research agency
Pew Internet &
American Life Project found
that for health care information, 31% of all Americans said they
would first turn to the Internet. For government information,
39% of all Americans said they would first turn to the Net. About
one in five (21%) Americans revealed themselves to be very heavily
reliant on the Internet for carrying out tasks.
to Jupiter Research,
the Internet affected $232 billion in off-line spending in 2002.
And according to The UCLA
70.9 percent of 2002 Internet buyers said they sometimes or often
look online for products and then buy in stores.
- Online Publishers
reported in September 2003 that 68% of voters who use the Internet
are likely to research a candidate's position online.
to Forrester Research,
retail will grow at a steady 19 percent year-over-year growth
rate, from $95.7 billion in 2003 to $229.9 billion in 2008.
reports that worldwide B2B e-commerce revenues are expected to
reach $1.41 trillion in 2003, with the US share accounting for
over one-half of that total at $721 billion.