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Jun 6, 2012Kathryn Zickuhr, Mary Madden
For the first time, half of American adults ages 65 and older are online.
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Americans age 65+ are among the least likely groups to go online, but once online, they are enthusiastic emailers, gamers, and information searchers.
Oct 18, 2011Mary Madden
Mary will present the Pew Internet Project’s latest data on social media participation among older American adults, including new findings about user motivations and the role of mobile devices.
More in: Social Networking, Seniors
Philip Moeller, US News & World Report
Aug 15, 2011
Earlier this year, for example, the U.S. Social Security Administration said it would stop sending paper statements to Americans explaining their Social Security benefits. Instead, such statements would be available online. As part of a broader gover...
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Molly Baker, Wall Street Journal
May 9, 2011
[...] Certainly, it's nothing new that kids are plugging in and staying connected. But what is new is that it may be a grandparent on the other end of that virtual tin can—and that technology is bridging the vast age and distance gap that has long di...
More in: Families, Seniors, Social Networking
Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News
Feb 4, 2011
When it comes to technology, many seniors are out of the loop. A much smaller proportion of older Americans use computers or the Internet than Americans in other age groups. But as the community center gathering indicated, seniors have begun to embra...
Feb 3, 2011Kathryn Zickuhr
While many devices have become popular across generations, younger adults are leading the way in increased mobility, preferring laptops to desktops and using their cell phones for a variety of functions.
More in: Generations, Mobile, Seniors
Feb 3, 2011
Eighty-five percent of Americans age 18 and older own a cell phone, and one-third (33%) of those who do not own a cell phone live in a household with at least one working mobile phone. This means that overall, overall, 90% of all adults live in a hou...
Dec 16, 2010
An at-a-glance guide to how different generations of online Americans use the internet.
More in: Generations, Seniors
A "heat map" showing major trends in how different generations of online Americans use the internet over time.
Dec 16, 2010Kathryn Zickuhr
Major trends in how different generations of Americans use the internet
More in: Generations, Teens, Seniors, Email, Blogs, Podcasting, Religion, Banking
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the percentage of registered voters who let others know how they voted on a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter, during the 2012 presidential election.
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.