December 28, 2002

· Internet

Everyone else is having an end-of-year quiz, so here is mine.

  1. About what percentage of the U.S. population use the Internet?

  2. About how wide is the gap in usage rates between whites and blacks?

  3. Say which of the following is the best predictor of Internet use: Income, Education, Urban residence, Region.

Now scoot over to my good friend Eszter Hargittai’s weblog to see the answers. While you’re there, read some of her papers.

And here’s a note from Elegant Hack about a related essay by Meg Hourihan. Something to bear in mind the next time someone says “But no-one uses dialup anymore.”

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I am Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University. I’m affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Markets and Management Studies program, and the Duke Network Analysis Center.



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