Sep 24, 2014

How social media is reshaping news

Pew Research Center has gathered a lot of data over the past year on how social media networks are shaping news consumption and distribution.

Sep 16, 2014

10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade

For Pew Research’s 10-year anniversary, here’s a list of 10 big research questions we’ve answered over the years that speak to broad ways that America and the world is changing.

Aug 15, 2014

Chart of the Week: The hype cycle of emerging technologies

The Gartner Hype Cycle tracks emerging technologies from the “peak of inflated expectations” to the “trough of disillusionment” and beyond.

Jul 14, 2014

5 facts about the French

Ah, la France. The land of wine, cheese, romance and abundant vacation time… right?

May 14, 2014

5 key findings about student debt

A record 37% of young households had outstanding student loans in 2010 and a median student debt of $13,000.

May 9, 2014

5 questions (and answers) about American moms today

Today’s American mothers look far different from the mothers celebrated 100 years ago.

Apr 17, 2014

From teleportation to robot servants: Americans’ predictions and dreams for the future

Americans see the next half-century as a period of profound scientific change, but they don’t agree on what will or won’t come to pass.

Apr 8, 2014

7 key findings about stay-at-home moms

The share of mothers who do not work outside the home has risen over the past decade, reversing a long-term decline in stay-at-home mothers.

Mar 12, 2014

What would you name today’s youngest generation of Americans?

Generations typically span about 20 years, so the oldest Millennials, now 33, may not have much in common with today’s very youngest Americans.

Feb 27, 2014

Americans increasingly view the internet, cellphones as essential

Americans are growing more attached to modern digital technologies, such as cellphones and the internet, and less attached to traditional hardware, such as landline phones and televisions.