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Below are select infographics from past reports, presentations, and commentaries.
Sep 26, 2012
A snapshot of the profiles of the different types of communities studied.
More in: Communities, News
Sep 17, 2012
Smartphone ownership reached a tipping point in 2012, where more Americans are buying them to take advantage of applications and other sophisticated web-enabled features compared to traditional cell phones. Pew Internet has been tracking trends in ce...
More in: Mobile
Jul 24, 2012
According to our April 2012 survey, 82% of American adults use the internet and 66% have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Here's a closer look at internet use versus broadband use by various demographic groups.
More in: Broadband
Jun 28, 2012
As of early 2012, 88% of American adults have a cell phone, 58% have a desktop computer, 61% have a laptop, 18% own an e-book reader, and 18% have a tablet computer. Here’s a closer look at the demographic breakdown of U.S. adult gadget ownership.
Apr 5, 2012
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.
More in: Libraries, Mobile
Jan 27, 2012
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.
Nov 9, 2011
The parents of teenagers are steeped in technology and are increasingly involved with their kids’ lives in online environments.
More in: Teens, Families, Social Networking
Sep 26, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Along with asking about smartphone adoption and usage in our May 2011 survey, we also included a question that asked cell phone owners to provide the one word that best describes how they feel about their phones.
Feb 3, 2011
Eighty-five percent of Americans age 18 and older own a cell phone, and one-third (33%) of those who do not own a cell phone live in a household with at least one working mobile phone. This means that overall, overall, 90% of all adults live in a hou...
More in: Generations, Mobile, Seniors
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of library patrons in the past 12 months say they visit to browse the shelves for books or media.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.