Report | Nov 6, 2012
Hurricane Sandy and Twitter

How did people use Twitter during Hurricane Sandy and what did they tweet about? A new study from PEJ shows that over half of the conversation on and around the hurricane’s landfall was news, information, photos and videos of and about the super storm.

Report | Nov 5, 2012
More Interest in Hurricane Sandy than Election

Overview Just over half of the public (53%) say they followed news about Hurricane Sandy and the storm’s impact very closely last week, outpacing interest in the 2012 presidential election (47% very closely) and news about the U.S. economy (38% very closely). The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & […]

Report | Jun 5, 2012
Japanese Wary of Nuclear Energy

Seven-in-ten Japanese say their country should reduce its reliance on nuclear energy. Skepticism about nuclear power is coupled with widespread dissatisfaction with the government’s performance: eight-in-ten say the government has done a poor job dealing with the Fukushima crisis and six-in-ten disapprove of how Tokyo has handled the overall recovery from the earthquake and tsunami.

Report | Jun 5, 2012
Japanese Wary of Nuclear Energy

While Japanese prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has been trying to persuade local communities it is safe to restart two nuclear reactors, 70% of Japanese say their country should reduce its reliance on nuclear energy.

Report | Jan 12, 2012
Real Time Charitable Giving

Why mobile phone users texted millions of dollars in aid to Haiti earthquake relief and how they got their friends to do the same

Report | Sep 8, 2011
Bloggers Debate Hurricane Hype

Did the media overplay Hurricane Irene? What should the media’s role be? Bloggers weighed in strongly last week. And thanks to news about pop star Beyonce, the MTV Video Music Awards set a record on Twitter and were the subject of the most popular video on YouTube.

Report | Jun 1, 2011
Japanese Resilient, but See Economic Challenges Ahead

In the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese public is resilient. Indeed, a majority believe that as a result of the disaster, Japan will become a stronger nation. And while personal pessimism about the future has crept up slightly, on balance the public’s overall sense of personal well being appears little changed by the calamitous events of 2011.

Report | Mar 17, 2011
Twitter Responds to the Japanese Disaster

For many people in Japan and around the world, Twitter was a vital communication tool in the hours following the devastating March 11 earthquake, the seventh most powerful in recorded history. And bloggers got an early jump on the presidential campaign.

Presentation | Feb 22, 2011
Technology Trends for First Responders

Senior research specialist Aaron Smith presents Pew Internet findings technology and communication trends of relevance to emergency first responders. (Updated with slides)

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