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

Internet & TechDecember 30, 2008

From BarackObama.com to Change.gov

A new survey finds that voters expect that the level of public engagement they experienced with Obama during the campaign, much of it occurring online, will continue into the early period of his new administration.

Internet & TechDecember 14, 2008

Future of the Internet III: How the Experts See It

A survey of internet leaders and analysts finds they expect the phone to become a primary device for online access, artificial and virtual reality to become more embedded in everyday life, and the architecture of the internet itself to improve. But they disagree about whether this will lead to more social tolerance or better home lives.

Internet & TechDecember 7, 2008

Video Games: Adults are Players Too

Video games aren’t just child’s play; more than half of adults and about a quarter of seniors are digital gamers too.

Internet & TechDecember 4, 2008

Obama’s Online Opportunities

For a host of reasons, the new administration needs to develop a national broadband strategy but research suggests that users must be central actors in its design.

Internet & TechNovember 16, 2008

When Technology Fails

Need help in setting up that new computer? Feel frustrated when your cellphone acts up? According to a new Pew Internet Project survey, you are far from alone.

Internet & TechOctober 19, 2008

Networked Families

Parents and spouses are using the internet and cell phones to create a “new connectedness” that builds on remote connections and shared internet experiences.

Internet & TechSeptember 24, 2008

Networked Workers

More than six in ten workers now use the internet or email on the job, but many find technology a mixed blessing.

Internet & TechSeptember 16, 2008

Teens, Video Games and Civics

The first nationally representative study of teen video game play and civic engagement looks at which teens are playing what games, the equipment they use, the social context of their play, and the role of parents and parental monitoring.

Internet & TechSeptember 12, 2008

Cloud Computing Gains in Currency

More and more online Americans are accessing data and applications, such as email and photos, that are stored in cyberspace.

Internet & TechAugust 28, 2008

Podcasts Proliferate, But Not Mainstream

Nearly one in five internet users (19%) has downloaded a podcast to listen to or view later — up from 12% in 2006. But podcasting has yet to become a fixture in the everyday lives of internet users, as very few download podcasts on a typical day.