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Nov 6, 2012Washington Post
One of every five registered voters will share how they voted online, according to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The report, “Social Media and Voting,” also found that nearly a third of registered voters have been encou...
Nov 1, 2012New York Times
There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thur...
Oct 31, 2012SFGate
Most teachers believe search engines like Google are beneficial to their students, but they also think those same Internet research tools are creating an "easily distracted generation with short attention spans," according to a new study released ...
Oct 30, 2012GigaOm
Just a minority of people may use smartphone apps and gadgets to track their activity, heart rate and diet, but that doesn’t mean many more aren’t going old-school when it comes to benchmarking their health.
Some keep track of their die...
Oct 29, 2012PBS MediaShift
The "Social Media and Political Engagement" survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project identified eight major ways Americans use social network tools (Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn) and Twitter to participate in civil and political activ...
Oct 25, 2012The Washington Post
“The fact that in less than a month, 10 percent of donors have contributed this way is impressive,” said Aaron Smith, a Pew research associate who helped conduct the analysis. “It speaks to the centrality of mobile devices in all aspects of people...
Oct 23, 2012Richmond Times-Dispatch
If you think all younger Americans have cut back on reading books and stopped using libraries, the Pew Research Center has news for you.
A Pew study being released today shows that 47 percent of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 r...
Oct 23, 2012Associated Press
NEW YORK — A new survey says there's a generation gap among e-book fans.
Readers under 30 prefer cellphones and computers. Those over 30 like dedicated devices such as the Kindle.
The Pew Research Center's latest study focuse...
Oct 23, 2012Reuters
(Reuters) - The most likely book readers in the United States are high-school students, college-age adults and people in their 30s, with e-book use highest among 30-somethings, a survey released on Tuesday showed.
Seventy-eight percent ...
Oct 23, 2012The Christian Science Monitor
Not only is the Facebook generation reading and visiting their local library, they’re actually more likely to read and more likely to use their local library.
Yup, that’s right – 18 to 29-year-olds are actually reading a whole lot more ...
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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.