Internet use by individuals, by type of activity (Internet users at home)

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Internet use by individuals, by type of activity
(Internet users at home)
  2005 2007 2009
  % of individuals
Internet users at home1      
E-mail 91.3 92.0 93.0
Participating in chat groups or using a messenger 37.9 .. ..
Use an instant messenger .. 49.9 44.8
Searching for information on Canadian municipal, provincial or federal government 52.0 51.4 56.5
Communicating with Canadian municipal, provincial or federal government 22.6 25.5 26.9
Searching for medical or health related information 57.9 58.6 69.9
Education, training or school work 42.9 49.5 50.3
Travel information or making travel arrangements 63.1 66.1 66.2
Paying bills 55.0 .. ..
Electronic banking 57.8 .. ..
Search for employment .. 32.3 34.9
Electronic banking or paying bills .. 62.5 66.7
Researching investments 26.2 25.5 27.1
Playing games 38.7 38.7 42.1
Obtaining or saving music 36.6 44.5 46.5
Obtaining or saving software 31.8 32.5 35.0
Viewing the news or sports 61.7 63.7 67.7
Obtaining weather reports or road conditions 66.6 69.8 74.6
Listening to the radio over the Internet 26.1 28.1 31.8
Downloading or watching television 8.5 15.7 24.7
Downloading or watching a movie 8.3 12.5 19.8
Researching community events 42.3 44.3 50.0
General browsing (surfing) 84.0 76.0 77.7
Research other matters (family history, parenting) .. 69.5 72.7
Contribute content (blogs, photos, discussion groups) .. 20.3 26.7
Make telephone calls .. 8.7 13.8
Sell goods or services (through auction sites) .. 8.9 13.4
Other Internet activity 10.9 1.5 7.8

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