Politics + Internet/Tech: Our Research
The growth of social media and rapid adoption of internet-enable mobile devices have changed the way Americans engage in the political process. An infographic provides a summary of the latest data from national surveys taken during the 2012 campaign.
Cell Phone Activities Over Time
Over time, the number of American adult cell phone owners performing specific activities on their cell phones has grown.
Communities and Local News: Profiles
A snapshot of the profiles of the different types of communities studied.
Smartphone Research: Infographic
Smartphone ownership reached a tipping point in 2012, where more Americans are buying them to take advantage of applications and other sophisticated web-enabled features compared to traditional cell phones. Pew Internet has been tracking trends in ce…
Internet Use and Home Broadband Connections
According to our April 2012 survey, 82% of American adults use the internet and 66% have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Here’s a closer look at internet use versus broadband use by various demographic groups.
A Closer Look at Gadget Ownership
As of early 2012, 88% of American adults have a cell phone, 58% have a desktop computer, 61% have a laptop, 18% own an e-book reader, and 18% have a tablet computer. Here’s a closer look at the demographic breakdown of U.S. adult gadget ownership.
Why people like to read
Asked to tell us what they like most about book reading, those who had read a book in the past 12 months gave a host of reasons that ranged from the highly practical to the sublime.
A Snapshot of E-reader and Tablet Owners
The number of Americans owning either an e-reader or tablet jumped from 18% in December 2011 to 29% in January 2012. Who are these owners? View a breakdown of e-reader and tablet owners who belong to different demographic groups.
Teens’ parents and their technology profile
The parents of teenagers are steeped in technology and are increasingly involved with their kids’ lives in online environments.
How smartphone owners describe their phones
Along with asking about smartphone adoption and usage in our May 2011 survey, we also included a question that asked cell phone owners to provide the one word that best describes how they feel about their phones.