Wealthy Gen X-ers Rely on the Internet

january 12, 2005  09:56 am
Affluent young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 are more familiar with--and dependent on--the Internet than other online consumers, which leads them to engage in a broader range of online activities, according to a report from JupiterResearch.

The report, "Young Affluents Online," finds that young adults who earn more than $75,000 a year use the Web, on average, 43 percent more than the average online consumer for Web browsing, entertainment and media consumption, shopping and e-commerce, and other online activities. Their less prosperous counterparts between the ages of 25 and 34 use the Web the same amount as average online consumers in all age groups, according to the report.