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Aug 15, 2011
Mobile devices help people solve problems and stave off boredom, but create some new challenges and annoyances
Jul 26, 2011
Use of video-sharing sites jumps since last year – 71% of online adults use such sites now. Rural internet users have caught up to others in their use of these sites, and minorities are more likely than whites to visit them.
Jun 16, 2011
Facebook users are more trusting, have more close friends, are more politically engaged, and get more support from their friends; the highest proportion of Facebook friends is high school classmates, and Facebook helps revive “dormant” ties with l...
Mar 17, 2011
54% of voting-age Americans used the internet for political purposes during the 2010 midterm elections and the internet continues to grow as a source of political news.
Mar 14, 2011
47% of Americans use their cellphones and tablet computers to get local news and information. Among all cellphone and tablet owners, 42% get local weather updates and 37% get material about restaurants or other local businesses on their mobile dev...
Mar 1, 2011
Surveys in several communities have found that the people who believe their local government does a good job sharing information are more likely than others to feel satisfied with civic life.
Feb 28, 2011
Many people – especially those living with chronic and rare diseases – use online connections to supplement professional medical advice.
Feb 1, 2011
80% of internet users gather health information online, but a "health information divide" emerges along education, age, and income lines.
Jan 27, 2011
22% of online Americans used social networking or Twitter in 2010 campaign; Republicans catch up to Democrats in social media use for politics.
Jan 18, 2011
The internet is now deeply embedded in group and organizational life in America. This is especially true of social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
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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.