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VOL. 126 | NO. 236 | Monday, December 5, 2011

Study Confirms Many of Us Go Online for No Reason

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NEW YORK (AP) – For anyone who needed official word, a new study confirms that many of us – and the majority of young adults – go online for no good reason at all.

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project plans to release a study Friday that on any given day, 53 percent of 18 to 29 year-olds go online just to have fun or pass time.

The report finds that the amount of time people spend tooling around on the Web doing nothing corresponds with age. Only 12 percent of people over 65 say they went online the previous day for no particular reason. Of those aged 50 to 64, 27 percent answered yes.

The phone survey was conducted from July 25 to Aug. 26 among 2,260 adults.

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