This is a series of charts related to the “Generations Online in 2009” report released on Jan. 28, 2009. For example, the “activity pyramid” shows how the vast majority of online adults from all generations uses email and search, and while there are exceptions, older generations are less likely than younger users to engage in more advanced online entertainment and social media. You can also download these slides in PowerPoint or as a PDF.

Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next

For more information on generations, see the new Pew Research Center series exploring the behaviors, values and opinions of the teens and twenty-somethings that make up the Millennial Generation. Learn more at