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Feb 29, 2012
Pew Internet/Elon University survey reveals experts’ hopes and fears about the hyperconnected generation, from their ability to juggle many tasks to their thirst for instant gratification and lack of patience
Feb 3, 2012
The effect of Facebook ‘power users’ on everybody else
Jan 12, 2012
Charitable donations from mobile phones have grown more common in recent years. Two thirds (64%) of American adults now use text messaging, and 9% have texted a charitable donation from their mobile phone.
Dec 23, 2011
Those who are active in religious organizations are more involved with all kinds of civic and other organizations, devote more time to organizational activities, and think more highly of their communities and their fellow citizens.
Nov 9, 2011
The majority of teen social media users find online social networks to be “mostly kind” spaces, yet 88% have witnessed mean or cruel behavior there; 15% of social media-using teens say they have been the target of mean or cruel behavior on the sit...
Nov 2, 2011
The share of adult cell phone owners who have downloaded an app nearly doubled in the past two years –from 22% in September 2009 to 38% in August 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support new effort by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project to study the changing role of public libraries and library users in the digital age.
Sep 26, 2011
Citizens' media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.
Sep 6, 2011
More than a quarter of all American adults use mobile or social location-based services. Smartphone owners, younger users, and minorities are most likely to use location services.
Aug 28, 2011
As online college courses have become increasingly prevalent, the general public and college presidents offer different assessments of their educational value, according to a new Pew Research Center report.
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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.