Online American workers say the internet and email are very important tools for doing their jobs, rating them higher in importance than landline phones, mobile phones, and social networking sites. Just 7% say the internet makes them less productive at work.
A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.
28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.
The new media and information ecosystem in communities and how foundations can think about new opportunities in this environment.
The overall verdict: The internet has been a plus for society and an especially good thing for individual users
Lee Rainie, director of Pew Internet and co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, is scheduled to discuss Pew Internet's new report on public libraries at ALA Midwinter
The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.