Q & A: Facebook ‘Breaks’ and User Behavior
Our new report, “Coming and Going on Facebook,” explores the phenomenon of people taking breaks from the sites and their reasons. On Feb. 5, 2013, Pew Research’s Aaron Smith answered questions about the report on Facebook.
Coming and Going on Facebook
About six-in-ten of current Facebook users say at one time or another they have voluntarily taken a break from using Facebook for a period of several weeks or more.
Eight-in-Ten Following Olympics on TV or Digitally
Large majorities of Americans are following coverage of the Olympic Games in London. Nearly eight-in-ten (78%) say they have watched or followed Olympic coverage either on television, online or on social networks.
The Fading Glory of the Television and Telephone
The TV and the landline phone are both losing their cachet in the digital age, as fewer consider them necessities. But while phones are being dumped, Americans are stocking up on ever more television sets — especially the big flat ones
Olympics Bridge Gender Divide In Sports Interest
This month’s Winter Olympics will be a rare sporting event in at least one respect: As many women as men say they are especially looking forward to the winter games.
Turf Wars: A Fight Over Fake Grass
Debates in a handful of states really are pitting those who back the artificial variety of turf against supporters of natural grass for playgrounds and athletic fields.
States Scramble for Gambling Jackpot
Fed up seeing their residents dole out millions of dollars at out-of-state casinos and tracks, more than a dozen states this year worked on dramatically expanding gambling within their own borders.
The Surprising Impact of Global Warming on Tourism
Which countries will win, which ones will lose in the race for tourism dollars as global warming heats up. (Hint: Book that Mongolian vacation now.) And did embedded reporters slant the news in Iraq?
Americans to Rest of World: Soccer Not Really Our Thing
Just 4% of U.S adults here say soccer is their favorite sport to watch.
Addicted to Gambling
Although a handful of states are moving this year to ban certain types of electronic gambling machines, experts say tax-averse states are growing increasingly dependent on gambling revenues while ignoring the social cost of problem gamblers.