Media & NewsMarch 13, 2014

Direct Visitors More Engaged with News Websites

Visitors who go directly to news websites spend about three times as long there as those who arrive via search engine or Facebook.

Internet & TechFebruary 27, 2014

Americans increasingly view the internet, cellphones as essential

Americans are growing more attached to modern digital technologies, such as cellphones and the internet, and less attached to traditional hardware, such as landline phones and televisions.

Internet & TechFebruary 27, 2014

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.

Internet & TechFebruary 20, 2014

Q/A: How Pew Research mapped the conversations on Twitter

A conversation with Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Internet Project, about the project’s new report on mapping Twitter conversations.

Fact TankFebruary 14, 2014

Chart of the Week: A long history of cable consolidation

The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger comes after decades of cable-industry consolidation.

Internet & TechFebruary 11, 2014

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.

ReligionFebruary 3, 2014

Coke, “America the Beautiful,” and the language of diversity

Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” ad, that aired during Sunday night’s Super Bowl, sought to portray ethnic diversity in the U.S. by featuring “America the Beautiful” sung in several languages. But not everyone was happy with Coke’s celebration of diversity in the country.

Internet & TechJanuary 21, 2014

Overall book readership stable, but e-books becoming more popular

The typical U.S. adult read five books in the past 12 months.

Internet & TechJanuary 16, 2014

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.

Internet & TechJanuary 6, 2014

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.