PublicationsMay 1, 2013

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home. Parents are also more likely than other adults to use libraries for services ranging from book borrowing to accessing the internet to attending classes and events—and mothers are considerably more engaged with libraries than fathers.

UncategorizedApril 25, 2013

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online, just as those groups have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.

UncategorizedApril 23, 2013

Must-read: Adding up diagnosis errors

With diagnosis errors in the news, is it any wonder that 35% of U.S. adults go online to get a jump on it before they see a clinician?

UncategorizedApril 15, 2013

Never assume that what you are seeing or experiencing is everyone else’s reality

One of the recurring themes of my work is to remind people that today is just a moment in time, that things will change — that things have changed even if you personally can’t see it yet.

UncategorizedApril 8, 2013

Veteran Internet Use and Engagement With Health Information Online

New analysis compares veterans of the U.S. military with non-veterans, revealing differences in internet access and interest in certain health topics.

UncategorizedApril 3, 2013

The First Cell Phone Call: Excerpt from “Networked: The New Social Operating System”

Happy 40th anniversary to the mobile phone call.

UncategorizedMarch 29, 2013

Why Pew Internet does not regularly report statistics for Asian-Americans and their technology use

We hope this article sheds light on some of the challenges of reporting survey results from some populations.

UncategorizedMarch 20, 2013

Tracking for Health: Detailed Demographics

New demographic tables for the “Tracking for Health” study: who tracks what, how and how often, and what impact it has on their lives.

UncategorizedMarch 13, 2013

Teens and Technology 2013

Smartphone adoption among teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone.

UncategorizedMarch 11, 2013

Pew Internet Tip Sheets: Highlights of the Project’s Research

All of our topic-specific research “tip sheets” in one place.