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Below is a chronological list of our reports, from our most recent to our first report, released in 2000.
May 1, 2013Carolyn Miller, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell
Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home.
More in: Libraries, Families
Apr 25, 2013Aaron Smith
The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online – just as those groups have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.
More in: Politics, Social Networking
Mar 13, 2013Mary Madden, Amanda Lenhart, Maeve Duggan, Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser
Smartphone adoption among teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone.
More in: Teens, Mobile
Feb 28, 2013Kristen Purcell, Alan Heaps, Judy Buchanan, Linda Friedrich
A survey of teachers shows that digital tools are widely used in their classrooms and professional lives. Yet, many of these middle and high school teachers are hampered by disparities in student access to digital technologies.
More in: Education, Mobile, Search, Teens, Digital Divide
Feb 14, 2013Maeve Duggan, Joanna Brenner
Young adults are more likely than older adults to use social media. Women, African-Americans, and Latinos show high interest in sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
More in: Social Networking
Feb 5, 2013Lee Rainie, Aaron Smith, Maeve Duggan
61% of Facebook users have taken a voluntary break from using the site at one time or another and 27% plan to spend less time on the site this coming year. Even so, two-thirds of online adults are now Facebook users.
Jan 31, 2013Aaron Smith
58% of cell owners used their phones for recommendations, reviews, or price comparisons in a physical store this holiday shopping season. Young adults and smartphone owners lead the way.
More in: Shopping, Mobile
Jan 28, 2013Susannah Fox, Maeve Duggan
69% of U.S. adults track a health indicator like weight, diet, exercise routine, or symptom. Of those, half track “in their heads,” one-third keep notes on paper, and one in five use technology to keep tabs on their health status.
More in: Health
Jan 22, 2013Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell
Public library patrons embrace new technologies – and would welcome more. But many still want printed books to hold their central place.
More in: Libraries
Jan 15, 2013Susannah Fox, Maeve Duggan
35% of U.S. adults have gone online to figure out a medical condition; of these, half followed up with a visit to a medical professional.
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of American adults now have a smartphone of some kind.
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.