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.

UncategorizedJune 27, 2011

E-reader ownership doubles in six months

Adoption rate of e-readers surges ahead of tablet computers

UncategorizedJune 16, 2011

Social networking sites and our lives

How people’s trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social network sites and other technologies.

UncategorizedApril 7, 2011

Grounding Digital Information Trends

Kristen Purcell’s keynote address at the Museums and the Web annual conference, held April 6-10 in Philadelphia, PA.

UncategorizedMarch 29, 2011

Information 2.0 and Beyond: Where are we, where are we going?

Trends that are revolutionizing how people consume information and reshaping the public’s expectations about information access and immersion.

UncategorizedMarch 24, 2011

Trends to Watch: News and Information Consumption

Kristen will present the latest Pew Internet findings on participatory and mobile news consumption, and the level of public interest in religious and spiritual news and information.

UncategorizedMarch 23, 2011

Americans under age 40 are as likely to donate to Japan disaster relief through electronic means as traditional means

A new survey finds that Americans under age 40 are as likely to donate to Japan disaster relief through electronic means as traditional means like the phone or postal mail

UncategorizedMarch 14, 2011

How mobile devices are changing community information environments

47% of American adults use their cellphones and tablet computers to get local news and information

UncategorizedMarch 1, 2011

How the Public Perceives Community Information Systems

People who believe their local government does a good job sharing information are more likely than others to feel satisfied with civic life.

UncategorizedFebruary 9, 2011

Trends in Teen Communication and Social Media Use

Kristen Purcell presents Pew Internet findings on teen communication and social media use as part of a joint webinar with the Girl Scout Research Institute. (Updated with slides)

UncategorizedJanuary 18, 2011

The Social Side of the Internet

The internet has become deeply embedded in group life and is affecting the way civic and social groups behave and the way they impact their communities