Internet & Tech Jan. 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 & Tech Jan. 15, 2013

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.

Internet & Tech Nov. 8, 2012

Mobile Health Finds Its Market In Smartphone Owners

Over half of smartphone owners gather health information on their phones, compared with 6% of non-smartphone owners.

Internet & Tech Nov. 1, 2012

How Teens Research In the Digital Age

Teachers participating in a Pew Internet study say the impact of today’s digital environment on their students’ research habits and skills is mostly positive, but not without drawbacks.

Internet & Tech Jul. 12, 2012

Family Caregivers Turn to Internet for Information and Guidance

Fully 30 percent of U.S. adults help a loved one with personal needs, manage finances or arrange for outside care for another adult or child with a disability. Of this group, 88% use the internet to find health information.

Internet & Tech May. 30, 2012

Networked: The New Social Operating System

In their new book, “Networked,” Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making and personal interaction.

Internet & Tech May. 11, 2012

Three-Quarters of Smartphone Owners Use Location-Based Services

Nearly three-fourths (74%) of smartphone users use their phones to obtain real-time, location-based information and almost one-in-five use geosocial services such as Foursquare.

Internet & Tech May. 7, 2012

Just-In-Time Information Through Mobile Connections

86% of smartphone owners used their phone in the past month to make real-time queries to help them meet friends, solve problems, or settle arguments.

Internet & Tech Dec. 14, 2011

Where People Get Information About Restaurants and Other Local Businesses

People looking for information about local restaurants and other businesses say they rely on the internet, especially search engines, ahead of any other source.

Pew Research Center Dec. 13, 2011

How do those who don’t search for health information online differ from those who do?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.