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.
E-reader ownership doubles in six months
Adoption rate of e-readers surges ahead of tablet computers
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.
Grounding Digital Information Trends
Kristen Purcell’s keynote address at the Museums and the Web annual conference, held April 6-10 in Philadelphia, PA.
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.
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.
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
How mobile devices are changing community information environments
47% of American adults use their cellphones and tablet computers to get local news and information
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.
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)
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