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Sep 26, 2011
Citizens' media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.
Sep 6, 2011
More than a quarter of all American adults use mobile or social location-based services. Smartphone owners, younger users, and minorities are most likely to use location services.
Aug 28, 2011
As online college courses have become increasingly prevalent, the general public and college presidents offer different assessments of their educational value, according to a new Pew Research Center report.
Aug 26, 2011
Women maintain their foothold on social networking site use, and older Americans are still coming aboard. Most users describe their experiences in positive terms.
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.
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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.