"Is Buddhism a faith, a belief system or a religion?"; "What's the diference?"; "What are Bloom's 6 stages of learning?"; "Whatever happened to Tara Reid or Britney Spears?"
These were a few of the questions that popped up in the last several days to which the first response we (whoever I was with at the time) blurted out was something akin to, "google it," or, "you can probably find it on the 'net."
During one of those times I made a mental note to see if there were any references or studies done that would suggest any trends there. Just for grins and giggles...I googled it.
It was interesting to find that, a study was conducted last Fall by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, that included a question about sources of information people go to when then need to address problems. Of nearly 2800 respondents, 58% said the internet. This was chosen above professional advisors (53%), friends and family (45%) and newspapers, magazines and books (36%).