PublicationsDecember 31, 2012

Mobile Connections to Libraries

13% of those ages 16 and older have accessed library websites via mobile devices

CommentaryDecember 28, 2012

Internet access at libraries

In a survey this fall, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project asked whether people had accessed the internet at a library in the previous 12 months. Some 26% of those ages 16 and older said they had.

PublicationsDecember 27, 2012

E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines

23% of Americans ages 16 and older read an e-book in the past year, up from 16% the year before. The share who read a print book declined to 67%, from 72%

PublicationsDecember 20, 2012

Reading Habits in Different Communities

Residents of urban, suburban, and rural areas vary in their purposes for reading, their use of digital content, their engagement with public libraries, and where they turn for book recommendations

CommentaryDecember 17, 2012

Is there hope for SMS health alerts?

85% of American adults have a cell phone, yet just 9% have signed up for health alerts via text. What is the potential for this type of intervention?

Multi-section ReportsNovember 30, 2012

The Best (and Worst) of Mobile Connectivity

Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections.

CommentaryNovember 26, 2012

Rural e-patients face access challenges

Rural residents in the U.S. lag behind those in suburban and urban areas when it comes to technology adoption.

Multi-section ReportsNovember 25, 2012

Cell Phone Activities 2012

Photo taking, texting, and accessing the internet are the most popular activities people pursue with their mobile phones

Multi-section ReportsNovember 20, 2012

Parents, Teens, and Online Privacy

Parents have a range of concerns about how their children’s online activities might affect their privacy and many have taken steps to monitor their children and encourage online safety

Multi-section ReportsNovember 8, 2012

Mobile Health 2012

Half of smartphone owners use their devices to get health information and one-fifth of smartphone owners have health apps