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It Figures 09/02

Who's using broadband, how men and women evaluate Web sites and more

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89.7%

of entrepreneurs quit their jobs to start their businesses (as opposed to being fired).

SOURCE: Babson College and Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

52%

of consumers will delete an e-mail from an unrecognized name without even opening it.

SOURCE: Quris

Monday is the busiest day on the Web, receiving

15%

of the worldwide Internet traffic.

SOURCE: WebSideStory

73%

of small businesses choose leasing as their preferred method of financing equipment.

SOURCE: Equipment Leasing Association

30%

of time spent on e-mail goes to reading gossip, jokes and non-work-related material.

SOURCE: Gartner Inc.

91%

of small-business owners are optimistic about the growth potential of their industries.

SOURCE: Intuit Professional Accounting Solutions

93%

feel the same regarding their own businesses.

SOURCE: Intuit Professional Accounting Solutions

80%

of online users will abandon a site if the search function doesn't work well.

SOURCE: Jupiter Media Metrix

  NEARLY 10 PERCENT of all households in the United States have signed up for broadband Internet access. Here's how it's affected American users' daily lives:


SOURCE: Pew Internet/American Life Project Leadership
 

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