UncategorizedDecember 23, 2011

The civic and community engagement of religiously active Americans

Those who are active in church, religious, or spiritual organizations are often more deeply involved in their communities than those who are not members of such groups.

UncategorizedDecember 14, 2011

Where people get information about restaurants and other local businesses

The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.

UncategorizedDecember 2, 2011

The internet as a diversion and destination

Americans are increasingly going online for no particular reason except to have fun or to pass the time.

UncategorizedNovember 15, 2011

Why Americans use social media

Social networking sites are appealing as a way to maintain contact with close ties and reconnect with old friends.

UncategorizedNovember 9, 2011

Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites

How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship”

UncategorizedNovember 2, 2011

Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones

The share of cell phone owners who download apps nearly doubles in two years, but just 46% of downloaders have paid for an app.

UncategorizedOctober 18, 2011

Who Doesn’t Gather Health Information Online?

Why do some people look online for health information while others do not?

UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2011

How people learn about their local community

Citizens’ media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.

UncategorizedSeptember 19, 2011

Americans and Text Messaging

31% of text message users prefer texting to voice calls, and young adults stand out in their use of text messaging.

PublicationsSeptember 18, 2011

Medicine 2.0: Peer-to-peer healthcare

Peer-to-peer healthcare is a way for people to do what they have always done – lend a hand, lend an ear, lend advice – but at internet speed and at internet scale.