Presentation | Apr 25, 2012
Public libraries in the digital age

Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickuhr presented findings on the rise of e-reading, including reading-device ownership and the general reading habits/preferences of Americans.

Report | Apr 20, 2012
E-books aren’t just for e-readers: A deep dive into the data

While there is a tendency to associate e-books with dedicated e-reading devices, we found that among people who read e-books, just as many read their e-books on a desktop or laptop computer as on an e-book reader like a Kindle or Nook—and more people read e-books on their cell phones than on tablet computers.

Report | Apr 17, 2012
The Future of Money in a Mobile Age

In a Pew Internet/Elon University survey, internet experts predict that payment with mobile devices will be commonplace by 2020, although a number of potential hurdles and holdouts stand in the way

Report | Apr 13, 2012
Print books vs. e-books: Which is better for what

Our recent e-reading report has received a lot of attention over the past week, and one section in particular that seemed to spark conversation was our “print vs. e-books” showdown. When does print win out over e-books (and vice versa?)

Report | Apr 5, 2012
Why people like to read

Asked to tell us what they like most about book reading, those who had read a book in the past 12 months gave a host of reasons that ranged from the highly practical to the sublime.

Report | Apr 4, 2012
The rise of e-reading

21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.

Report | Mar 9, 2012
Search Engine Use 2012

Even though online Americans are more satisfied than ever with the performance of search engines, strong majorities have negative views of personalized search results and targeted ads

Report | Jan 30, 2012
The rise of in-store mobile commerce

During the holiday season, 25% of cell owners used their phone inside stores to gather price comparisons; 24% used them to look up online reviews.

Report | Jan 27, 2012
A Snapshot of E-reader and Tablet Owners

The number of Americans owning either an e-reader or tablet jumped from 18% in December 2011 to 29% in January 2012. Who are these owners? View a breakdown of e-reader and tablet owners who belong to different demographic groups.

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