Technology and Science in the Future
Americans agree the next 50 years will be a period of profound scientific change, but they are divided on which developments will come to pass and whether they would be a good or bad thing for society.
More Seniors Going Online, But Still Lag in Tech Adoption
Many seniors face hurdles to adopting new technologies, but once they join the online world, digital technology often becomes an integral part of their daily lives.
Two-Thirds of Americans Actively Engage with Libraries
Three-in-ten Americans are highly engaged with public libraries, and an additional 39% fall into medium engagement categories. Just 14% do not frequent libraries for personal use.
Digital Life in 2025
Experts foresee an ambient information environment where accessing the Internet will be effortless and most people will tap into it so easily it will flow through their lives “like electricity.”
The Web at 25
The World Wide Web, which turns 25 years old this March, is embedded in the lives of Americans: 87% now use the internet, up from just 14% in 1995. This explosive adoption has changed the way Americans get their news, perform their jobs, engage with their government and communicate with friends and family.
Mapping Twitter Conversation Networks
Conversations on Twitter create six distinct network structures that differ depending on the subject being discussed and the people driving the conversation.
How American Couples Use Technology
The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples. Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.
E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps
The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.
Eight-in-Ten African Americans Use the Internet
While African Americans continue to trail whites when it comes to internet use and home broadband adoption overall, young African Americans are just as likely as their white counterparts to use the internet and have especially high rates of Twitter use.
Facebook Remains Dominant Social Networking Platform
71% of online adults now use Facebook, making it the most widely used social network. Some 42% of online adults now use multiple social networking sites.