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Sep 25, 2013Kathryn Zickuhr
15% of American adults do not use the internet at all, and another 9% of adults use the internet but not at home.
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Internet access is best understood as a spectrum, ranging from people who have never been online, to those who have dial-up or sporadic access, to those who have broadband at home and at work.
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.
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Feb 22, 2013Lee Rainie
Pew Internet Project Director Lee Rainie presented findings about the state of digital differences at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s Annual Conference on Capitol Hill.
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Anton Troianovski, Wall Street Journal
Jan 28, 2013
Joshua Edwards's eighth-grade paper about the Black Plague came with a McDouble and fries.
Joshua sometimes does his homework at a McDonald's MCD +0.55%restaurant—not because he is drawn by the burgers, but because the fast-food chain is one of t...
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Dec 28, 2012Lee Rainie
In a survey this fall, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project asked whether people had accessed the internet at a library in the previous 12 months. Some 26% of those ages 16 and older said they had.
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Nov 26, 2012Susannah Fox
Rural residents in the U.S. lag behind those in suburban and urban areas when it comes to technology adoption.
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Oct 17, 2012Kathryn Zickuhr
Pew Internet Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr discussed differences in how different demographic groups use technology at the WSU Elliott School of Communications’ annual Comm Week conference.
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Sep 5, 2012Susannah Fox
Have you ever wished you could unsee a photo of some condition you had Googled? We are collecting stories about the internet's downsides related to health.
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Aug 6, 2012Susannah Fox, Jan Lauren Boyles
A detailed look at people living with disability in the U.S. -- their demographic profile, technology status, and use of the internet for health information.
Jun 25, 2012Kathryn Zickuhr
At an ALA Spectrum Leadership Institute session in Anaheim, CA, Research Specialist Kathryn Zickuhr will discuss trends in technology access and use among various demographic groups, and what these changes might mean for libraries.
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Amy Gahran, CNN
Jun 7, 2012
It's looking like the digital divide may have less gray hair than it used to -- but it's still a big issue for U.S. seniors.
According to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, for the first time more than half (53%) of Amer...
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Aaron SmithThe U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet
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of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.
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.