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3/15: Intelligent Life Online?

Does the Internet “dumb” Americans down?  That’s the question the Marist Poll asked in its latest national survey.  And, the answer is, “No,” for more than two-thirds.  68% of residents think the Internet makes us smarter while just 23% believe it has made us less intelligent.  9% are unsure.

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Perhaps, one of the most interesting findings is there is no generation gap on this question.  69% of Americans younger than 45 report the Internet makes us more intelligent, and the same proportion of those 45 and older agree.

But, women have a slightly better perception of the so-called Information Superhighway than do men.  71% of women think the Internet makes us smarter while 66% of men agree.

Table: Internet Make Us Smarter?

Marist Poll Methdology

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  1. adsl viettel

    April 10, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Yes, i think the Internet’s dumbing Americans down, it’s not good.

  2. saigontravel

    March 29, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Internet ofc make us smarter because it bring lots of knowledge from over the world

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