Sep 19, 2014

Census: Computer ownership, internet connection varies widely across U.S.

Nearly 25 years after the birth of the world wide web, most Americans have computers and internet access, but the nation remains a patchwork of connectivity, with some metro areas full of high-speed connections and others much less plugged in.

Jun 30, 2014

7 surprises about libraries in our surveys

As librarians around the country gather in Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference, here are findings that stand out from our research.

Mar 20, 2014

What happens to the internet after the U.S. hands off ICANN to others?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a multinational organization that oversees the address book of the internet thanks to a contract issued by the U.S. government. What happens when this contract expires in September 2015?

Feb 20, 2014

The six types of Twitter conversations

Have you ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet?

Feb 13, 2014

Emerging nations catching up to U.S. on technology adoption, especially mobile and social media use

Within a remarkably short period of time, some developing nations are catching up to the U.S. in technology use.

Jan 24, 2014

10 facts about Americans and public libraries

Technology and the internet are changing Americans’ reading habits and also their relationship with libraries. But what hasn’t changed is Americans’ love for books.

Nov 29, 2013

7 things to know about offline Americans

The Pew Research Center recently reported that 15% of American adults are not internet users. Here are some lesser-known things that we found when in exploring offline Americans and their lives.

Aug 1, 2013

Internet phone calling is on the rise

Almost a third of American internet users now place phone calls online using platforms such as Skype or Vonage.

Jun 6, 2013

Cell phone ownership hits 91% of adults

For the first time, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that cell phone ownership among adults has exceeded 90%. Cell phones are now being used by 91% of adults, according to the survey conducted between April 17 and May 19 of 2,252 adults. While the adoption figures are stunning by […]

May 30, 2013

Internet adoption becomes nearly universal among some groups, but others lag behind

Most Americans ages 18 and older use the internet at least occasionally.