Americans are making the most of the internet by hosting virtual parties, taking classes and ordering groceries online. Americans are utilizing the internet as a lifeline to the outside world to stay engaged and informed, especially since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak. During this pandemic, people have turned to their smartphones, laptops and tablets to connect and share their experiences across the internet. In fact, 53% say the internet has been essential to them during the outbreak. The Pew Research Center conducted a survey in April to learn more about Americans’ internet usage habits, and below are some of the key findings from the survey.