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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Library Services in the Digital Age
The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits.
One-in-Three Turn to Internet for Medical Self-Diagnosis
Many have now added the internet to their personal health toolbox, helping themselves and their loved ones better understand what might be ailing them.
Digital Technologies Permeate Arts Organizations
A survey of a wide-ranging mix of U.S.-based arts organizations shows that the internet, social media, and mobile connectivity now permeate their operations and have changed the way they stage performances, mount and showcase their exhibits, engage their audiences, sell tickets, and raise funds.