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African-Americans online - 11/2000

Search online - for work

According to a report, part of an initiative from the nonprofit Pew Research Center for People and the Press, African-Americans are more likely to search online - for work, listen to music, find religious information or play a game.

Fifty-one percent of African-Americans have used the Internet to get information about a job, compared with 37 percent of their white counterparts. There is also a gender gap among African-Americans. Of the newcomers to the online world, 61 percent were women. The Pew report notes that many previous studies of the digital divide have found a strong correlation between Internet use and higher levels of income and education.