Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. Read full bio
Americans’ complicated feelings about social media in an era of privacy concerns
The trends in Americans’ views of social media tell a complex story. Read about the dynamics of Americans’ feelings toward social media.
About 6 in 10 young adults in U.S. primarily use online streaming to watch TV
The rise of online streaming services such as Netflix and HBO Go has dramatically altered the media habits of Americans, especially young adults.
10 facts about smartphones as the iPhone turns 10
As the iPhone turns 10 years old this week, take a look back at the broader story about the ways mobile devices have changed how people interact.
Americans less concerned than a decade ago over immigrants’ impact on workforce
Americans’ views about the impact the growing number of immigrants working in the U.S. is having on American workers have softened notably over the past decade.
The state of privacy in post-Snowden America
After the June 2013 leaks by Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance of Americans’ communications, Pew Research Center began an in-depth exploration of people’s views and behaviors related to privacy. Here’s what we learned.
Incentives – and pressures – for U.S. workers in a ‘knowledge economy’
Americans feel the tensions between privacy and security concerns
Much of the focus has been on government surveillance, though there are also significant concerns about how businesses use data.
How Americans balance privacy concerns with sharing personal information: 5 key findings
Many are in an “It depends” frame of mind when they consider this central trade-off in the digital era.
Americans conflicted about sharing personal information with companies
A significant minority of adults have felt confused, discouraged or impatient when trying to make decisions about sharing their information.
Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds
The number of book readers has dipped a bit from the previous year and the number of e-book readers has remained flat.