XIV. DEMOGRAPHICS OF WEB USERS. A 1995 CommerceNet/Nielsen Internet Demographics Survey of
World Wide Web use reflected the following information from that time:
17% (37 million) of total persons aged 16 and above in the US and Canada have access to the Internet.
11% (24 million) of total persons aged 16 and above in the US and Canada have used the Internet in the past three
Approximately 8% (18 million) of total persons aged 16 and above in the US and Canada have used the WWW in
the past three months.
Internet users average 5 hours and 28 minutes per week on the Internet.
Total Internet usage in the US and Canada is equivalent to the total playback of rented video tapes.
Males represent 66% of Internet users and account for 77% of Internet usage.
On average, WWW users are upscale (25% have income over $80K), professional (50% are professional or
managerial), and educated (64% have at least college degrees).
Approximately 14% (2.5 million) of WWW users have purchased products or
services over the Internet.
The foregoing information is from The Commercenet/ Nielsen
Internet Demographics Survey: Executive Summary,
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resources can provide virtually unlimited opportunities for attorneys to save time while increasing productivity, at