Blogging statistics from Pew

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has some new statistics available from its survey of 2,871 internet users from January 2005 through March 2005.

  • 9% of internet users now say they have created blogs.
  • 6% of the entire U.S. adult population have created blogs.
  • 25% of internet users say they read blogs.
  • The number of adult readers of blogs is about 40% of the size of the talk radio audience.
  • The blog-reading audience is about 20% of the size of the newspaper-reading population.

I will comment more once the full report is available.


Commentary on "Blogging statistics from Pew":

  1. Randy Charles Morin on wrote:

    Are these not the same guys who embarassed themself if statistical lies on blogging earlier this year?

  2. Niall Kennedy on wrote:

    Pew produced some bad podcasting statistics earlier in the year but I have not heard of their blog statistics being questioned. Keep in mind the sample size is less than 3000 and therefore these statistics extrapolate a lot from a sampling that might be a 0.01% of the entire blogging population.