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