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Jan 15, 2013
One in three U.S. adults say that at one time or another they have gone online specifically to try to figure out what medical condition they or someone else might have. And yet medical professionals are still most people’s top choice when they are...
Jan 4, 2013
Cultural organizations like theater companies, orchestras, and art museums are using the internet, social media, and mobile apps to draw in and engage audiences, provide deeper context around art, and disseminate their work beyond the stage and th...
Nov 30, 2012
What cell owners like most about their phones: convenience, connecting with friends and family, and getting help in an emergency. What they like least: always being reachable, paying the bill, and poor reception. More owners say the phone is a tim...
Nov 20, 2012
Parents have a range of concerns about how their children’s online activities might affect their privacy and many have taken steps to monitor their children and encourage online safety
Nov 1, 2012
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age
Oct 23, 2012
More than 8 in 10 Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and 6 in 10 used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content.
Sep 26, 2012
Depending on the topic, urban residents are more likely to use mobile and online sources; suburbanites are most heavily into social media; and rural residents are more inclined to word of mouth sources
Sep 5, 2012
More than half of app users have uninstalled or avoided an app due to concerns about personal information
Sep 4, 2012
Campaign and policy-related material on SNS plays a modest role in influencing most users’ views & political activities. Democrats & liberals are the most likely to say the sites have impact and are important.
Jul 27, 2012
Experts expect more-efficient collaborative environments and new grading schemes; they worry about massive online courses, the shift away from on-campus 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.