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Selected news stories about the Pew Internet Project and articles citing our data.
Aug 19, 2013The Washington Post
Nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults don’t use the Internet. That means that roughly 60 million people, many of them elderly, poor and minorities, have no access to technology the rest of us increasingly consider mission-critical to modern life.Read More
Aug 18, 2013The New York Times
The Obama administration has poured billions of dollars into expanding the reach of the Internet, and nearly 98 percent of American homes now have access to some form of high-speed broadband. But tens of millions of people are still on the sidelin...
Aug 15, 2013Forbes
Contrary to popular mythology, a survey from the Pew Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center found that “American teenagers ages 12 to 17 care about their privacy.”
Even though young people do tend to share a lot onlin...
Aug 7, 2013Washington Post
Libraries around the country are facing budget cuts as local governments struggle with the aftermath of the recession – and in many cases that means fewer branches or services. But in the recession more people than ever relied on libraries for fru...
Aug 5, 2013The Washington Post
If you’re increasingly finding elderly relatives liking your Facebook posts or retweeting you, you’re not alone. The social networking site adoption rate for Americans 65 and older more than tripled in the last four years (up to 43 percent in May ...
Aug 5, 2013Los Angeles Times
Twitter usage among U.S. adults who go online is up to 18% in the latest Pew Research Center survey, a tad increase from 16% last summer.
The survey released Monday once again showed Twitter’s popularity among people younger than 30, wi...
Aug 5, 2013The Wall Street Journal
The number of seniors using social media more than tripled in the last four years, according to a new report from Pew Internet & American Life Project.
About 43% of Internet users aged 65 and older say they use social media, compared wi...
Aug 1, 2013New York Times
Ninety-one percent of American adults now own a cell phone, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. Among those 44 and younger, ownership rises to more than 95 percent. The cell phone is as ubiquitous a piece of consumer technology as we...
Jul 25, 2013Northwest Herald
In today's digital world, Krystle Martin still appreciates that moment when she can sit with a printed children's book in her lap and bond with her young daughter before bedtime.
The feeling of the pages, the vividness of the illustrati...
Jul 23, 2013MPR News
A recent survey says social media has given students a new outlet for their writing.
That's a good thing.
But what's not so good is the informal style and sloppiness of texting and social media that's finding its way into s...
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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.