The Commerce Department reports that over half of Americans are currently using the Internet and over 2 million new users are appearing each month. Other findings:
-45 percent of the population now uses e-mail, up from 35 percent in 2000.
-36 percent use the Internet to search for product and service information, up from 26 percent.
-39 percent of Internet users are making online purchases and 35 percent of individuals are searching for health information.