Lee Rainie

Director, Internet and Technology Research

Publications
presentation | Feb 9, 2017

Digital Divides – Feeding America

Lee Rainie, director of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, discussed the Center’s latest findings on digital divides based a survey conducted from Sept. 29 to Nov. 6, 2016. The presentation was to the board of Feeding America. Rainie looked at differences tied to internet access, home broadband ownership, and smartphone ownership by several demographic measures, including household income, educational attainment, race and ethnicity, age, and community type. He also discussed the Center’s research related to “digital readiness gaps” among technology users.

report | Feb 8, 2017

Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age

Algorithms can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. But experts worry about governmental and corporate control of the data, and how algorithms can produce biased results and worsen digital divides.

presentation | Dec 16, 2016

Ethics and Big Data

Lee Rainie, Director of Internet, Science, and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, presented this material on December 12, 2016 to a working group at the National Academy of Sciences. The group is exploring how to think about creating an academic discipline around ‘data science.’

presentation | Oct 13, 2016

Operating in the Age of Always-On Media

Lee Rainie, director of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, presented the Center’s latest findings about the use of digital technology and its future at the Federal Reserve Board’s Editors and Designers conference in Philadelphia on October 6, 2016.

presentation | Jul 14, 2016

Digital Divides 2016

Lee Rainie is giving a keynote address at the Internet Governance Forum, discussing the digital divide that exists in 2016.

presentation | Jun 27, 2016

How the public grades libraries – and uses libraries

The new findings covered the latest library-usage trends, book-reading trends, and insights into the ways more and more Americans hope libraries will offer community-oriented and educational services.

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