Press ReleasesJanuary 29, 2015

Public and Scientists Express Strikingly Different Views about Science-Related Issues

Despite similar views about the overall place of science in America, the general public and scientists often see science-related issues through a different lens.

Press ReleasesDecember 30, 2014

Email Rules the Workplace

Despite a generation of threats and competitors, email ranks as the most important digital tool for workers who use the internet. Only 4% of these networked workers cite social media as very important on the job

Press ReleasesDecember 8, 2014

Americans Feel Better Informed Thanks to the Internet

87% say the web helps them learn new things; 72% say it improves their ability to share.

Press ReleasesNovember 12, 2014

Privacy Perceptions

80% of adults believe that Americans should be concerned about the government’s monitoring of phone calls and internet communications and many say key communications channels like phones and email are not secure.

Press ReleasesOctober 23, 2014

Online Harassment

73% of internet users have witnessed online harassment; 40% have experienced it personally.

Press ReleasesAugust 27, 2014

The ‘Spiral of Silence’ on Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations and people who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in face-to-face gatherings, as well as online forums

Press ReleasesApril 21, 2014

Views of Science and the Future

The American public anticipates that the coming half-century will be a period of profound scientific change, as inventions that were once confined to the realm of science fiction come into common usage.

Press ReleasesMarch 13, 2014

Pew Research: More than two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with public libraries

A wide-ranging look at Americans’ lives examines the way people use books, technology, and public libraries as part of the social and information landscape in the digital age

Press ReleasesMarch 11, 2014

Predicting the future on the Web’s 25th anniversary

Asked to predict how technology will change over the next decade, hundreds of experts agree that trends now underway will make the internet more important even as it becomes less visible in daily life.

Press ReleasesFebruary 20, 2014

Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters

People connect to form groups on Twitter for a variety of purposes. The networks they create have identifiable contours that are shaped by the topic being discussed, the information and influencers driving the conversation, and the social network structures of the participants.