Internet Impact 101
With all of the niche topics we research here at the Pew Internet Project, we often need to take a step back and look at the larger picture of how internet use is changing people’s everyday lives.
Some 55% of adult internet users have looked for “how-to,” “do-it-yourself” or repair information online.
New Demographic Info and Activities Data
Last week we posted updates to three of the Latest Trends tables on our website.
Health Information Online
Eight in ten internet users have looked online for information on at least one of 16 health topics, with increased interest since 2002 in diet, fitness, drugs, health insurance, experimental treatments, and particular doctors and hospitals.
Buzz, Blogs, and Beyond
Experimental research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project and BuzzMetrics suggests that political bloggers can make an impact on politics, but they often follow the lead of politicians and journalists.
Charitable Donating Online
The number of people who make charitable donations online has roughly doubled since 2002, but there’s plenty of room for growth.
A Local Issue with National Participation
The Kansas State Board of Education has begun hearings on whether to change the way that biology is taught in public schools to include the teaching of intelligent design, a contrary theory to that of evolution and natural selection.
Demographic differences in Web site design — captured by a staple of Halloween parties and roller skating rinks.
An email interview with Lee Rainie
A day in the life at the Pew Internet Project and other revelations.
New data on blogs and blogging
About 6% of U.S. adults have created blogs and 16% of them read blogs