Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
There’s a Robot on the Line for You
Nearly two-thirds of registered voters (64%) received recorded telephone messages in the final stages of the 2006 mid-term election. These so-called “robo-calls” were the second most popular way for campaigns and political activists to reach voters, trailing only direct mail.
Internet Users In Search of a Home
More than a quarter of all adults in the U.S. — and more than half of 18-29 year olds — have looked online for information about housing, double the overall number of Americans who had done so in 2000.
Virtual Space is the Place
About 72 million people have used the internet to explore other areas, a 33% increase over 2004 when an estimated 54 million did so. On a typical day, more than five million people are taking virtual tours in cyberspace, up from roughly two million in 2004.
As the array of individuals and mainstream media institutions providing podcasts has expanded rapidly — as well as the types of digital multimedia content available from the internet — so too has the audience for downloadable video, images and text.
Seeking Science in Cyberspace
A Pew Internet/Exploratorium project finds nearly 9-in-10 online users have researched a scientific topic or concept on the internet. Nearly three quarters (71%) of internet users say they turn to the internet for science news and information because it is convenient.
The Internet and Politics: No Revolution, Yet
Political fund-raising, campaigning, blogging and YouTubing are all on the rise, but they’re still a small part of the election scene.
Seeking Health Online
Most of the millions of Americans who turn to the web for health information are pleased by what they find — though few check the quality of the information.
Riding the Waves of “Web 2.0”
This Pew Internet report provides a short history and description of the catch-all Internet buzzword “Web 2.0” and examines the Web applications it describes.
Digital ’Natives’ Invade the Workplace
Newcomers to the world of work may find that their bosses are strangers in the digital world
The Future of the Internet II
742 top tech thinkers and stakeholders see expanding influence — and some scary scenarios.