How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
Most Americans like their choices in today’s information-saturated world. But 20% feel overloaded, and there are stresses for those with fewer pathways to the internet or who feel they are expected to do too much information gathering.
Trends in visiting public libraries have steadied, and many Americans have high expectations for what their local libraries should offer
Long-Form Reading Shows Signs of Life in Our Mobile News World
On cellphones, longer news stories get about twice the engaged time from readers as shorter pieces do. They also get roughly the same number of visitors.
Libraries and Learning
Most Americans think that local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families well. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide.
Lifelong Learning and Technology
A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many.
Wikipedia at 15: Millions of readers in scores of languages
A Pew Research Center analysis of the most visited pages in each language in 2015 tells a story about how the various versions are used.
How Americans balance privacy concerns with sharing personal information: 5 key findings
Many are in an “It depends” frame of mind when they consider this central trade-off in the digital era.
Technology’s Impact on Workers
Email remains the most important digital tool for workers. Just 7% of online job holders say the internet makes them less productive at work, but 36% say they spend more time working because of the internet and cell phones.
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.