eMarketer: US Net users turning to egovernment
Jan 16 2002: "According to eMarketer, 55 percent of adult Internet users in the US visited a government website in 2001.
This statistic is from a study conducted by the Robert H Smith School of Business in the University of Maryland.
The study also found that 50 percent of online adults visited a state or local government site, and 33 percent visited a federal government site.
Sixteen percent conducted business with state or local government online, and 11 percent conducted business with federal government online.
In all categories, men were more likely than women to visit government websites and to conduct business on those sites. Suburban users were more likely than urban or rural users to visit a government site, but rural users were the most likely to conduct government business online."