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Below is a chronological list of our reports, from our most recent to our first report, released in 2000.
Jun 10, 2013Kathryn Zickuhr
Tablet adoption has almost doubled over the past year. A third of American adults now own a tablet computer, including almost half of those ages 35-44 and a majority of those in higher income households.
More in: Mobile
Jun 5, 2013Aaron Smith
56% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind; Android and iPhone owners account for half of the cell phone user population. Higher income adults and those under age 35 lead the way when it comes to smartphone ownership.
May 21, 2013Mary Madden, Amanda Lenhart, Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser, Maeve Duggan, Aaron Smith
Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.
More in: Teens, Social Networking, Families, Safety
May 1, 2013Carolyn Miller, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell
Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home.
More in: Libraries, Families
Apr 25, 2013Aaron Smith
The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online – just as those groups have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.
More in: Politics, Social Networking
Mar 13, 2013Mary Madden, Amanda Lenhart, Maeve Duggan, Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser
Smartphone adoption among teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone.
More in: Teens, Mobile
Feb 28, 2013Kristen Purcell, Alan Heaps, Judy Buchanan, Linda Friedrich
A survey of teachers shows that digital tools are widely used in their classrooms and professional lives. Yet, many of these middle and high school teachers are hampered by disparities in student access to digital technologies.
More in: Education, Mobile, Search, Teens, Digital Divide
Feb 14, 2013Maeve Duggan, Joanna Brenner
Young adults are more likely than older adults to use social media. Women, African-Americans, and Latinos show high interest in sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
More in: Social Networking
Feb 5, 2013Lee Rainie, Aaron Smith, Maeve Duggan
61% of Facebook users have taken a voluntary break from using the site at one time or another and 27% plan to spend less time on the site this coming year. Even so, two-thirds of online adults are now Facebook users.
Jan 31, 2013Aaron Smith
58% of cell owners used their phones for recommendations, reviews, or price comparisons in a physical store this holiday shopping season. Young adults and smartphone owners lead the way.
More in: Shopping, Mobile
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of American adults now have a smartphone of some kind.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.