UncategorizedOctober 4, 2012

25% of American Adults Own Tablet Computers

A quarter of American adults now own tablet computers, a major increase from the first measurement of tablet ownership by Pew Internet in the late summer of 2010.

UncategorizedOctober 3, 2012

Changes to the way we identify internet users

In our surveys this summer, we added a question about mobile internet connectivity to help us capture internet users who may access the internet on mobile devices.

UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2012

How people get local news and information in different communities

Depending on the topic, urban residents are more likely to use mobile and online sources; suburbanites are most heavily into social media; and rural residents are more inclined to word of mouth sources

UncategorizedSeptember 13, 2012

Photos and Videos as Social Currency Online

46% of internet users post original photos & videos online; 41% curate photos & videos they find elsewhere on the web and post on image-sharing sites. Women are more likely than men to use Pinterest; Instagram & Tumblr attract equal shares of both.

UncategorizedSeptember 11, 2012

Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012

66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones; 68% of those living in households earning $75,000 also own them

UncategorizedSeptember 5, 2012

The internet’s downsides: tell us your stories

Have you ever wished you could unsee a photo of some condition you had Googled? We are collecting stories about the internet’s downsides related to health.

UncategorizedSeptember 5, 2012

Privacy and Data Management on Mobile Devices

More than half of app users have uninstalled or avoided an app due to concerns about personal information

UncategorizedSeptember 4, 2012

Politics on Social Networking Sites

Campaign and policy-related material on SNS plays a modest role in influencing most users’ views & political activities. Democrats & liberals are the most likely to say the sites have impact and are important.

UncategorizedAugust 2, 2012

Mobile Phone Problems

Telemarketing calls and spam texts are realities for most cell phone users. Smartphone owners are particularly likely to report dropped phone calls and slow download speeds.

UncategorizedJuly 27, 2012

The Future of Higher Education

Experts expect more-efficient collaborative environments and new grading schemes; they worry about massive online courses, the shift away from on-campus life