Hispanic Dec. 22, 2009

Latinos Online: Narrowing the Gap

From 2006 to 2008, internet use among Latino adults rose by 10 percentage points, from 54% to 64%, compared with a 4-percentage-point rise among whites and a 2-percentage-point rise among blacks. The growth among Latinos was driven mainly by increased usage by the foreign born and those with lower incomes — groups that have low rates of online activity.

Internet & Tech Dec. 15, 2009

Teens and Sexting

Among cell-owning teenagers, 15% say they have received sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images of someone they know via text messaging.

Internet & Tech Nov. 16, 2009

Teens and Distracted Driving

A new study finds that 43% of older American teens have talked on their cell phones and a quarter have sent text messages while driving; nearly half of all teenagers have been in a car whose driver was texting.

Internet & Tech Nov. 4, 2009

Social Isolation and New Technology

A new study challenges previous research and commonplace fears about the harmful social impact of internet and cell phone use.

Internet & Tech Aug. 19, 2009

More and More Teens on Cell Phones

Significantly behind just a few years ago, teens are quickly catching up to adults in cell phone ownership. Few demographic differences exist among teens in use, with one exception: age. A sharp increase in ownership occurs at age 14, right at the transition from middle to high school.

Internet & Tech Jul. 22, 2009

America Unwired

Accessing the internet is now a multiplatform affair with 56% of all Americans having accessed the internet by wireless means.

U.S. Politics Jul. 9, 2009

Accurately Locating Where Wireless Respondents Live Requires More Than A Phone Number

The mobile nature of wireless phones creates a significant problem for geographic sampling.This problem is exacerbated by the fact that the wireless-only are more geographically mobile than those with landline phones.

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Internet & Tech Mar. 25, 2009

Quiz: What Kind of Tech User Are You?

Do you cringe when your cell phone rings? Suffer withdrawal when you can’t check your BlackBerry? The Pew Internet & American Life Project typology can determine your tech type. Are you a Connector? A Productivity Enhancer? Take the test to find out.

Internet & Tech Mar. 25, 2009

Internet Typology: The Mobile Difference

Glance at any coffee shop, train station or airport boarding gate, and it is easy to see that mobile access to the internet is taking root in our society. A new Pew Internet Typology study divides information and communication technology users into 10 groups ranging from the “Digital Collaborators” and “Media Movers” to “Tech Indifferent” and “Off the Network.”

Pew Research Center Mar. 3, 2009

New Tricks for Old — and New — Dogs

Pollsters and other communications researchers are finding their job ever more challenging but also more interesting, and, with the help of new techniques and data sources, even more amenable.