The rapid adoption of broadband connections (the blue lines in this chart) is one of the revolutionary changes that occurred in media and communication in the last decade. In the inaugural survey of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project in 2000, a tiny fraction of Americans had high-speed, always-on broadband connections in […]
Two-thirds (67%) of Americans approve of raising the tax rate on incomes over $250,000 as a means of reducing the national debt.
The number of Latino eligible voters increased in 2010, from 13.2 million in 2000 to 21.3 million, but only 6.6 million actually voted in that year's elections.
More Latino children are living in poverty — 6.1 million in 2010 — than children of any other racial or ethnic group. This marks the first time in U.S. history that the single largest group of poor children is not white.
Large numbers of Americans enacted their own anti-poverty program in the depths of the Great Recession: 51.4 million Americans lived with relatives in 2009, an increase over the 46.5 million who did so in 2007.
When asked which economic issue worries them most, 43% of Americans cite the job situation compared to 22% who say it is the federal budget deficit.
Nearly seven-in-ten (69%) Americans say the death of their local newspaper would have no impact or only a minor one on their ability to get local news, but they still count on newspapers for specific local topics.
Just 25% say news organizations generally get the facts straight, while 66% say stories are often inaccurate.
Nearly half (47%) of American adults get at least some local news and information via their smartphones or tablet computers.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of American adults use at least three different types of media every week to get news and information about their local community.