Internet & TechJune 5, 2013

A Milestone for Smartphones

For the first time in Pew Research Center polling, a majority of Americans–56%–say they now own a smartphone of some kind.

Internet & TechMay 21, 2013

How Teens Share on Social Media

Teens are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends. Most teen social media users say they aren’t very concerned about third-party access to their data.

Internet & TechMay 1, 2013

Why Parents Love Libraries

The vast majority of parents of minor children feel libraries are very important for their children, not only because they foster a love of reading, but also because they provide information, resources and a safe place.

Internet & TechApril 25, 2013

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online – just as they have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.

Internet & TechMarch 13, 2013

Teens’ Tech Habits

Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One-in-four teens now mostly go online using their phone.

Internet & TechFebruary 28, 2013

How Teachers Are Using Technology

A survey of select middle and high school teachers shows digital tools are widely used in their classrooms, yet many teachers worry about digital divides when it comes to their students’ access to technology.

Internet & TechFebruary 14, 2013

Who’s Using Social Media?

A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services.

Internet & TechFebruary 5, 2013

Coming and Going on Facebook

About six-in-ten of current Facebook users say at one time or another they have voluntarily taken a break from using Facebook for a period of several weeks or more.

Internet & TechJanuary 31, 2013

Mobile Phones Assist More Holiday Shoppers In Stores

Nearly six in ten cell owners used their phone inside a physical store for assistance or guidance on a purchasing decision this holiday season.

Internet & TechJanuary 28, 2013

Seven-in-Ten U.S. Adults Track a Health Indicator

Keeping notes on one’s health has been shown to be a tool for improving it, but up until now there has been no measure of how many people engage in this activity.