U.S. Politics Jun. 10, 2013

Majority Backs NSA Phone Tracking

56% of Americans say the NSA’s monitoring of the phone records of millions of Americans is an acceptable anti-terror tactic. Americans have supported government efforts to investigate terrorist threats, even at the expense of personal privacy, since 2006.

Fact Tank Jun. 10, 2013

Shop online? Many teens do it, but more prefer the store

American teens have long been the country’s most-wired age group. But contrary to the stereotype of hyper-connected teens, they say some things are better done in person.

Religion May. 31, 2013

Muslims and the Internet

Around the world, Muslims who use the internet are much more likely than other Muslims to have a favorable opinion of Western movies, music and television.

Fact Tank May. 30, 2013

Internet adoption becomes nearly universal among some groups, but others lag behind

Most Americans ages 18 and older use the internet at least occasionally.

Fact Tank May. 28, 2013

In a digital age, parents value printed books for their kids

Parents who have young children at home are a relatively tech-savvy group. They are more likely than other adults to have computers, internet access, smartphones, and tablet computers. They are also more likely than adults without children to read e-books. But as parents adapt new reading habits for themselves on electronic devices, the data show that print books remain important when it comes to their children.

Fact Tank May. 22, 2013

Citizen eyewitnesses provide majority of top online news videos in Oklahoma tornado disaster

In recent years, natural disasters around the world have been chronicled by a new kind of visual journalism, often produced by citizen eyewitnesses and posted to the video sharing site YouTube. These videos represent a way of “crowdsourcing” a dramatic breaking news event, frequently before professional journalists can arrive on the scene.

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Infographic: Teens: Median Number of Facebook Friends

Among teen Facebook users, the median number of friends they have on their profiles is around 300.

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Infographic: What Teens Share on Social Media

Among the things teens choose to share on social media, their real name and photos of themselves rank the highest. What else do they share?

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Infographic: Sharing, Connections, and Privacy in the World of Teen Social Media

Explore what teens choose to share and keep private and with whom in this infographic.

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Interactive: How Teens Share Information on Social Media

Answer the question in this interactive to begin building the interactive profile, and explore what teens share about themselves on social networking sites and what they post and prune on their profiles.