Kristen Purcell is the associate director for research at Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University, where she specialized in mass media and cognition.

Multi-section ReportsNovember 1, 2012

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 26, 2012

How people get local news and information in different communities

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

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 13, 2012

Photos and Videos as Social Currency Online

46% of internet users post original photos & videos online; 41% curate photos & videos they find elsewhere on the web and post on image-sharing sites. Women are more likely than men to use Pinterest; Instagram & Tumblr attract equal shares of both.

PresentationsJuly 11, 2012

Teens 2012: Truth, Trends, and Myths About Teen Online Behavior

How teens use the internet, mobile phones, social media and social networking sites,as well as teen communication preferences and online information consumption.

PresentationsJune 7, 2012

Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the (not too distant) future

Associate Director Kristen Purcell shares Pew Internet’s latest data on mobile, social networking, and e-reading in her keynote address for the 2012 State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference in New York City.

PresentationsMay 18, 2012

Books or Nooks? How Americans’ reading habits are shifting in a digital world

Kristen Purcell spoke about Americans’ use of the internet and other digital technologies, and shared highlights from our report on the rise of e-reading.

Multi-section ReportsApril 12, 2012

72% of Americans follow local news closely

These local news enthusiasts follow a diverse set of topics but rely heavily on local newspapers to keep them informed

PresentationsMarch 30, 2012

How Young Adults Get News and Information About Their Local Communities

Kristen Purcell will be discussing Pew Internet’s groundbreaking data on local news information ecosystems

PresentationsMarch 15, 2012

Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives

Kristen will be sharing Pew Internet data on the growth of mobile connectivity and social networking sites in the U.S., as well as changing online information consumption patterns, at the annual Radiodays Europe conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Multi-section ReportsMarch 9, 2012

Search Engine Use 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