Lee Rainie

Director, Internet and Technology Research

Publications
report | Mar 7, 2019

Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies

Access to mobile phones and social media is common across emerging economies. People around the world see certain benefits from these technologies, yet there are also concerns about their impact on children.

report | Mar 7, 2019

Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies

Access to mobile phones and social media is common across emerging economies. People around the world see certain benefits from these technologies, yet there are also concerns about their impact on children.

report | Jan 16, 2019

Facebook Algorithms and Personal Data

About half of Facebook users say they are not comfortable when they see how the platform categorizes them, and 27% maintain the site’s classifications do not accurately represent them.

presentation | Dec 18, 2018

Trust, Facts, Democracy

Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research, presented a synthesis of the Pew Research Center’s growing explorations of issues related to trust, facts and democracy at a forum hosted by the International Institute of Communications on December 5, 2018.

report | Dec 10, 2018

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans

Experts say the rise of artificial intelligence will make most people better off over the next decade, but many have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, to be productive and to exercise free will.

report | Jul 11, 2018

Activism in the Social Media Age

As the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag turns 5 years old, a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media's impact on political and civic engagement

report | Jul 3, 2018

Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life

While many technology experts and scholars have concerns about the social, political and economic fallout from the spread of digital activities, they also tend to report that their own experience of digital life has been positive.

presentation | Jun 19, 2018

Skill Requirements for Future Jobs – 10 Facts

Lee Rainie, Director of Internet and Technology research, spoke about the skills requirements for jobs in the future at the International Telecommunications Union’s “capacity building symposium” for digital technologies.

presentation | Apr 17, 2018

The future of technology

Lee Rainie gave the Holmes Distinguished Lecture at Colorado State University on April 13, 2018, where he discussed the research the Center conducted with Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center about the future of the internet.

report | Apr 17, 2018

The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World

Many experts say digital life will continue to expand people’s boundaries and opportunities. Yet nearly a third think that people’s overall well-being will be more harmed than helped in coming years.

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