Internet & Tech Oct. 19, 2008

Networked Families

Parents and spouses are using the internet and cell phones to create a “new connectedness” that builds on remote connections and shared internet experiences.

May. 13, 2008

Feeling Guilty: Americans Say They Aren’t Saving Enough

Most Americans at every income level and in every demographic group worry they aren’t putting enough aside for the future — but they’re apparently not worried enough to do much about it, a new survey finds.

Internet & Tech Oct. 24, 2007

Parents, Teens and Technology

Family members tend to use the same kinds of gadgets, but teenagers find them more useful.

Feb. 7, 2007

What Americans Pay For – and How

Bill-paying is a different experience now than it was a generation ago. A sizable minority of adults pay by click. And a sizable majority pay each month for one or more of the big three Information Age staples that didn’t exist or were in their infancy a few decades back — cell phones, internet service and cable and satellite television.

Jan. 24, 2007

We Try Hard. We Fall Short. Americans Assess Their Saving Habits

Despite a negative national savings rate, three-in-four Americans still think of themselves as savers. But a majority also acknowledge they don’t save enough, according to a new Pew survey.

U.S. Politics Jan. 9, 2007

A Portrait of “Generation Next”

A new generation has come of age, shaped by an unprecedented revolution in technology and dramatic events both at home and abroad. They are Generation Next, the cohort of young adults who have grown up with personal computers, cell phones and the internet and are now taking their place in a world where the only constant is rapid change.

Dec. 14, 2006

Luxury or Necessity?

As Americans navigate increasingly crowded lives, the number of things they say they can’t live without has multiplied in the past decade, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that asks whether a broad array of everyday consumer products are luxuries or necessities.

Pew Research Center Sep. 13, 2006

The Devil’s New Playground: The Shopping Mall

Has the repeal of Sunday blue laws given the Devil a new playground? A pair of economists think so.

Pew Research Center Aug. 23, 2006

“Remedy” Ads May be Hazardous to Your Health

Find out why it might make sense to put health warnings on self-improvement ads. And learn what happens to companies whose CEO’s are narcissists.

Aug. 8, 2006

As the Price of Gas Goes Up, The Nation’s Odometer Slows Down

About half the public says it is driving less due to sticker shock at the pump.