Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. Read full bio

Report Jan. 29, 2015

Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society

Despite broadly similar views about the overall place of science in America, there are striking differences between the public and scientists’ views on a host of science-related issues.

Presentations Jan. 23, 2015

Networked Privacy in the Age of Surveillance, Sousveillance, Coveillance

Lee Rainie presents survey findings about how people navigate privacy in a networked world in their relationship with government, commercial enterprises and each other.

Report Jan. 15, 2015

Social Media and the Cost of Caring

Frequent use of social media is not directly related to higher stress. But stress can be contagious through social media channels: Social media users are often more aware of the stressful events in others’ lives, and this awareness itself can lead to higher stress.

Report Dec. 30, 2014

Technology’s Impact on Workers

Online American workers say the internet and email are very important tools for doing their jobs, rating them higher in importance than landline phones, mobile phones, and social networking sites. Just 7% say the internet makes them less productive at work.

Report Dec. 18, 2014

The Future of Privacy

Will governments and corporations expand current tracking policies? Or will innovators create new ways for individuals to control personal information? Experts are divided on whether a secure and balanced privacy-rights infrastructure will be in place by 2025.

Report Dec. 8, 2014

Americans Feel Better Informed Thanks to the Internet

87% of online Americans say the web helps them learn new things, and 72% say it improves their ability to share ideas. Most enjoy having access to more information, rather than feel overloaded by it.

Presentations Nov. 13, 2014

The Next Library and the People Who Will Use It

The latest findings from the Pew Research Center’s library research and the implications of that research for the future of libraries

Presentations Nov. 6, 2014

Knowledge Sharing in the Networked World of the Internet of Things

At KMWorld Confererence, Lee Rainie shares the latest findings from Pew Research about the internet and puts it into organizational context with the expanding Inter­net of Things.

Report Oct. 29, 2014

Cyber Attacks Likely to Increase

Experts believe nations, rogue groups, and malicious individuals will step up their assaults on communications networks, targeting institutions, financial services agencies, utilities, and consumers over the next decade. Many also predict effective counter moves will generally contain the damage.

Presentations Oct. 28, 2014

The Internet of Things and what it means for librarians

Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology. Lee Rainie shares the latest research from Pew about libraries and puts it into context with the expanding Internet of Things.