Internet & Tech Dec. 8, 2014

Americans Feel Better Informed Thanks to the Internet

Fully 87% of online Americans say the web helps them learn new things, and 72% say it improves their ability to share ideas. Most enjoy having access to more information, rather than feel overloaded by it.

Fact Tank Dec. 17, 2013

What ails America? Dr. Google can tell you

Dr. Google’s waiting room was crowded in 2013. Online search has become an easy way for people to learn more about what’s ailing them, either to self-diagnose or find a remedy.

Internet & Tech Nov. 26, 2013

45% of Americans Have Chronic Conditions

The 45% of U.S. adults living with one or more chronic health conditions are less likely than other adults to go online. But once they are online, they are more likely to be active users of online health resources.

Media & News Nov. 14, 2013

News Consumption Varies Across Social Networking Sites

Which social networking sites generate the highest—and lowest—levels of news consumption? How do their audiences differ from each other and where do they overlap?

Media & News Nov. 4, 2013

8% of U.S. Adults Get News Through Twitter

Compared with the 30% of Americans who get news on Facebook, Twitter news consumers stand out as younger, more mobile and more highly educated. 85% of Twitter news consumers get news at least sometimes on mobile.

U.S. Politics Oct. 21, 2013

Public Sees Bumpy Launch of Health Insurance Exchanges

Public awareness of the new health insurance exchanges has increased significantly over the past month, but the public’s overall impression is the launch is not going well.

Internet & Tech Aug. 15, 2013

Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice

Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online – but when they do seek advice, as 70% of them have at some point, they go primarily to peers and parents.

Fact Tank Jul. 30, 2013

Few students likely to use print books for research

Only 12% of teachers say their students are “very likely” to use printed books in a research assignment.

Internet & Tech Jun. 25, 2013

’Digital Natives’ Still Bound to Print

Even in an age of increasing digital resources, younger Americans are more likely than older Americans to use and appreciate libraries as physical spaces – places to study for class, go online, or just hang out.

Internet & Tech Jun. 20, 2013

Family Caregivers Wired for Health

Four-in-ten adults in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology.