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Apr 5, 2012
21% of adults have read an e-book in the past year; Those who own e-book reading devices read more books and prefer to buy books rather than borrow them
Mar 23, 2012
The Web Is Dead? No. Experts expect apps and the Web to converge in the cloud; but many worry that simplicity for users will come at a price.
Mar 19, 2012
Texting volume is up while the frequency of voice calling is down. About one in four teens say they own smartphones.
Mar 9, 2012
Even though online Americans are more satisfied than ever with the performance of search engines, strong majorities have negative views of personalized search results and targeted ads
Feb 29, 2012
Pew Internet/Elon University survey reveals experts’ hopes and fears about the hyperconnected generation, from their ability to juggle many tasks to their thirst for instant gratification and lack of patience
Feb 3, 2012
The effect of Facebook ‘power users’ on everybody else
Jan 12, 2012
Charitable donations from mobile phones have grown more common in recent years. Two thirds (64%) of American adults now use text messaging, and 9% have texted a charitable donation from their mobile phone.
Dec 23, 2011
Those who are active in religious organizations are more involved with all kinds of civic and other organizations, devote more time to organizational activities, and think more highly of their communities and their fellow citizens.
Nov 9, 2011
The majority of teen social media users find online social networks to be “mostly kind” spaces, yet 88% have witnessed mean or cruel behavior there; 15% of social media-using teens say they have been the target of mean or cruel behavior on the sit...
Nov 2, 2011
The share of adult cell phone owners who have downloaded an app nearly doubled in the past two years –from 22% in September 2009 to 38% in August 2011
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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.