According to the 2004 survey by Enquiro 63.9% of b2b customers would use search engines to find out more about a product or service over other places to begin a search such as a known manufacturer of the product (18.9%).
And for respondents who were searching for products or services over $50,000 in value, 60% of them would use search engines. 82.9% of respondents would use Google first over other search engines.
TopRank's 2008 survey of journalists and reporters found that 91% of them use search engines to do their job, and 64% of them use social networks.
A 2010 George Washington and Cision survey found 89% of journalists use blogs and 65% use social networks to do their job.