Fact Tank May. 8, 2013

Wishing mom a happy mother’s day…on Facebook

Are you planning to wish your mom a Happy Mother’s Day on Facebook? If so, you’re not alone. “Moms” (defined as women with a child or children under the age of 18 living at home) are especially likely to be Facebook users, even compared with dads, or with other women, according to Pew Research Center’s 2012 […]

Internet & Tech Apr. 25, 2013

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online – just as they have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.

Media & News Apr. 25, 2013

Gun Control Conversation Split

On Twitter, the tone of conversation on gun control shifted back and forth, but the NRA faced more criticism than support. The terms “Newtown” and “gun control” dominated the conversation.

Internet & Tech Mar. 14, 2013

Teens and Technology: Live Discussion Transcript

Pew Research Center’s Amanda Lenhart and Lee Rainie took questions from readers about our “Teens and Tech” report in a Facebook chat conducted March 14, 2013.

Internet & Tech Mar. 13, 2013

Teens’ Tech Habits

Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One-in-four teens now mostly go online using their phone.

Hispanic Mar. 7, 2013

Latinos Closing the Digital Divide

Latinos own smartphones, go online from a mobile device and use social networking sites at similar — and sometimes higher — rates than do other groups of Americans.

Pew Research Center Mar. 4, 2013

Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion

By Amy Mitchell and Paul Hitlin The reaction on Twitter to major political events and policy decisions often differs a great deal from public opinion as measured by surveys. This is the conclusion of a year-long Pew Research Center study that compared the results of national polls to the tone of tweets in response to […]

Internet & Tech Feb. 14, 2013

Who’s Using Social Media?

A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services.

Pew Research Center Feb. 13, 2013

State of the Union 2013 and Twitter

Pew Research Center Feb. 5, 2013

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.