Net Plays Key Role In Big Decisions

from the well,-of-course-it-does dept

The latest research coming from the folks at Pew has found that (not at all surprisingly), many people turn to the internet for helping making big decisions such as concerning education or health care. However, they’re much less likely to go online for more “personal” things, like getting romance or legal advice. I’m actually a little surprised at those last two being not as popular – as I would figure both are the types of things that would be perfect to get info about online. Of course, when you look at the actual numbers, the differences aren’t as big as the article makes them out to be. 36% of people surveyed used the internet in deciding a university to attend. About 25% used it to get more info about an illness (their own or someone they know). So, the 15% who looked for love advice and the 13% who looked for legal advice aren’t that far behind.

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