Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis

Pew Research CenterSeptember 24, 2006

The Future of the Internet II

Pew Research CenterSeptember 21, 2006

Politics in Cyberspace

With mid-term elections approaching, record numbers of Americans are turning to the internet for information on politics and campaigns.

Pew Research CenterJuly 19, 2006

A Blogger Portrait

A new, national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers and that only a small proportion focus their coverage on politics, media, government, or technology.

Pew Research CenterJune 14, 2006

Surfing to the Bank

Some 63 million Americans now let their keyboards do their banking, as online financial housekeeping has burgeoned along with internet use generally. But the “trust gap” may limit further growth, especially among less financially experienced internet users.

Pew Research CenterMay 30, 2006

Home Broadband Goes Mainstream

The number of Americans with fast internet connections at home has jumped from 60 million in March 2005 to 84 million in March 2006.

Pew Research CenterMay 2, 2006

Finding Answers Online In Sickness and In Health

Americans rely on the internet for important health information now more than ever and many say it’s their most important source of help when illness strikes.

Pew Research CenterApril 18, 2006

When Facing a Tough Decision, 60 Million Americans Now Seek the Internet’s Help

Whether buying a home or a car, picking a college or a stock, or seeking medical advice, more and more people turn to the web.

Pew Research CenterApril 10, 2006

Are “Wired Seniors” Sitting Ducks?

Older internet users, even relative newcomers to the senior ranks, may be easy targets for viruses, spyware and the like. Younger internet users take more chances online, but they also take more precautions.

Pew Research CenterApril 4, 2006

Cell Phone Society

Many Americans now can’t live without them – but sometimes they can’t live with them.

Pew Research CenterMarch 22, 2006

50 Million Americans Get News Online Every Day

Many broadband users now say the internet is a main news source, surpassing even TV and papers, according to the Pew Internet Project.