6/12: Gaming Around

June 12, 2009 by  
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Wii, Playstation, XBox — these are all common terms to video game enthusiasts.  So, just how many Americans are bringing the excitement into their homes?  The Marist Poll recently asked U.S. residents if they personally own a home video game console, and here’s what the survey found out. ©istockphoto.com/webphotographeer – 43% of Americans own a home video game console.  57% do not. – A majority of employed residents — 53% — say they have bought a gaming console. – Younger Americans are more likely to have a console in their homes.  Those under age 45... 

6/12: Keeping in Touch Online

June 12, 2009 by  
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Are you staying connected with family and friends through a social networking website like MySpace, Facebook, or LinkedIn?  The Marist Poll clues you in. ©istockphoto.com/Spectra-Design – 32% of U.S. residents, including 39% of employed residents, have a profile on a social networking website. – 59% of Americans under the age of 45 network online while 14% of those 45 or older do the same. Table: Have Social Networking Profile Marist Poll Methodology Other Tech Tidbits: 6/12: Gaming Around 6/12: Ranting, Raving, and Reflecting Online? 6/12: Desktops vs. Laptops 6/12: You’ve... 

6/12: Ranting, Raving, and Reflecting Online?

June 12, 2009 by  
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How many Americans have branched out into the blogosphere?  Very few, according to a recent Marist Poll.  Here are a couple of the highlights. ©istockphoto.com/DSGpro – Just 7% of U.S. residents have a blog or online journal.  93% do not. – Americans under 45 years old are more than 4 times more likely than residents 45 or older to have a blog. Table: Have a Blog or Online Journal Marist Poll Methodology Other Tech Tidbits: 6/12: Gaming Around 6/12: Keeping In Touch Online 6/12: Desktops vs. Laptops 6/12: You’ve Got Mail  Read More →

6/12: You’ve Got Mail

June 12, 2009 by  
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If you’ve moved beyond snail mail, you’re not alone.  More than three-quarters of Americans have an email address.  Have we piqued your curiosity?  Here’s what else The Marist Poll found out. ©istockphoto.com/Paul Fleet – 77% of U.S. residents have an email address.  23% do not. – Most employed residents — 87% — report they personally have an email address. – More, younger Americans — 90% — have their own email accounts compared with their older counterparts — 69%. – Income is a determining factor.  95% of residents earning an annual... 

6/12: Desktops vs. Laptops

June 12, 2009 by  
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Computers…They’re everywhere!  So, just how many Americans have them gracing their desktop?  What about laptops?  Here’s what The Marist Poll discovered. ©istockphoto.com/hidesy – More U.S. residents have a desktop computer (72%) than do a laptop computer (51%). – 78% of employed Americans report having a desktop computer while 60% have a laptop. Table: Have Desktop Computer Table: Have Laptop Computer Marist Poll Methodology Other Tech Tidbits: 6/12: Gaming Around 6/12: Keeping In Touch Online 6/12: Ranting, Raving, and Reflecting Online? 6/12: You’ve Got Mail  Read More →