Lee Rainie

Director, Internet and Technology Research

Publications
report | Jul 1, 2015

Americans, Politics and Science Issues

The general public’s political views are strongly linked to their attitudes on climate and energy issues. But politics is a less important factor on biomedical, food safety, space issues.

presentation | Jun 3, 2015

Privacy in the Digital Age

Lee Rainie discusses what research is showing us about privacy strategies and statistics.

report | May 20, 2015

Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance

Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident that the government agencies or businesses that collect data about them can keep that information private and secure.

report | Apr 21, 2015

Americans’ Views on Open Government Data

Many hope that more transparency and data sharing will help journalists, make officials more accountable and improve decisions. But very few think agencies are doing a great job of providing useful data.

report | Mar 16, 2015

Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden

Nearly two years after Snowden's revelations, 87% of Americans say they have heard about U.S. surveillance programs. Among them, 25% say they have changed their own technological behaviors in some way.

presentation | Feb 25, 2015

The Fourth Digital Revolution

Lee Rainie discusses the rise of the internet of things and how all the data it creates will enrich the picture we have about what is happening in communities and media.

report | Feb 15, 2015

How Scientists Engage the Public

Most scientists (87%) believe it is important to participate in public policy debates. Almost half use social media to discuss or follow science, and nearly a quarter blog about science and research.

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