Fact Tank Aug. 26, 2015

Manners 2.0: Key findings about etiquette in the digital age

Our “always-on” mobile connectivity is changing the nature of public spaces and social gatherings. It’s also rewriting social norms of what is rude and what is acceptable behavior.

Internet & Tech Aug. 26, 2015

Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette

For many Americans, cellphones are always present and rarely turned off. This creates new social challenges, as people believe that different public and social settings warrant different sensitivities for civil behavior.

Fact Tank Aug. 20, 2015

How having smartphones (or not) shapes the way teens communicate

It may seem as if basic or flip phones are a thing of the past, given that 73% of teens have a smartphone. But that still leaves 15% of teens who only have a basic cellphone and 12% who have none at all, and it makes a difference in the way each group communicates.

Fact Tank Aug. 17, 2015

For teens, phone calls are reserved for closer relationships

Texting is the most common and frequent way that teens communicate with all types of friends, but they haven’t abandoned phone calling – especially among their closest friends.

Fact Tank Jun. 25, 2015

Why a mobile news startup couldn’t survive in a mobile news world

Circa is the latest casualty of a fragile digital news scene that is by no means immune to the risks facing startups in general.

Fact Tank May. 14, 2015

News audiences spread the word, but few get involved in local journalism

We asked residents in Denver, Macon, Ga., and Sioux City, Iowa, about the actions they take to gather, share and add to the news in their communities.

Fact Tank Apr. 30, 2015

Racial and ethnic differences in how people use mobile technology

Minority smartphone owners tend to rely more heavily on their phone than whites do for internet access, according to our recent report on smartphone adoption.

Fact Tank Apr. 14, 2015

The smartphone: An essential travel guide

Americans are turning to their mobile devices to help them get from one place to another; navigation while driving is especially popular.

Internet & Tech Apr. 9, 2015

How Teens Use Social Media & Technology

Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly.”

Fact Tank Apr. 2, 2015

What we learned about surveying with mobile apps

No research has compared app-based surveys with polls administered via Web browsers. Our new, experimental work compares the results of these two modes.