Fact Tank Oct. 23, 2013

Digital dating: Online’s share of the romance market

More people look for dates online than for home furnishings, health and personal-care items and several other types of consumer goods.

Fact Tank Oct. 8, 2013

Where in the world are you? Facebook or Foursquare may know

Three-in-ten adult social media users have set up at least one of their accounts to automatically “tag” their posts with their current location.

Fact Tank Oct. 4, 2013

Chart of the Week: The world’s most popular web sites

Search engines and social networking services are the most popular web sites in nearly every country, but Google and Facebook aren’t always the leaders.

Fact Tank Oct. 1, 2013

21% of Americans without health insurance do not use the internet

Officials are hoping that the health exchange web sites will drive access and enrollment. But some of the groups most likely to not have health insurance are the same as those groups most likely to not be online.

Fact Tank Sep. 12, 2013

It’s a woman’s (social media) world

The average gap between the proportion of men and women who use social media

Fact Tank Sep. 10, 2013

The falling price of a smartphone

Decline in the average selling price of smartphones over past two years.

Fact Tank Aug. 23, 2013

Ways to connect digital devices increase — for those who have more than one

Many companies are competing to provide consumers with ways to stream content among all their digital devices, but there’s still a segment of Americans who own only one device — a cell-phone.

Fact Tank Jul. 30, 2013

Few students likely to use print books for research

Only 12% of teachers say their students are “very likely” to use printed books in a research assignment.

Fact Tank Jun. 29, 2013

As it turns 6, a look at who uses the iPhone (no, not ’everybody’)

As Apple’s iPhone celebrates its sixth(!) birthday today, the pioneering smartphone has carved out a solid market position, and a demographically distinctive user base, within the ever-expanding world of smartphones (which, according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, more than half of Americans now own). The iPhone is, along with Google’s Android, […]

Fact Tank Jun. 21, 2013

The challenges of conducting surveys of youth

Research with minors presents some unique challenges, ranging from getting the necessary legal permissions to reaching interviewees at a time that use of mobile phones is growing.