UncategorizedFebruary 28, 2013

How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms

A survey of teachers shows that digital tools are widely used in their classrooms and professional lives. Yet, many of these middle and high school teachers are hampered by disparities in student access to digital technologies.

UncategorizedFebruary 25, 2013

How many people use “ask a doctor” sites?

An estimate of how many people go online to seek a doctor’s opinion about something, such as on an “ask a doctor” site (hint: a fraction of a subgroup).

CommentaryFebruary 19, 2013

A mirror and a window

How were you first introduced to the Pew Research Center? Do you share our research with other people? If so, how?

UncategorizedFebruary 14, 2013

The Demographics of Social Media Users — 2012

Young adults are more likely than older adults to use social media. Women, African-Americans, and Latinos show high interest in sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

UncategorizedFebruary 11, 2013

2012 Health Survey Data

We posted a preliminary version of the September 2012 health survey data.

UncategorizedFebruary 5, 2013

Coming and Going on Facebook

61% of Facebook users have taken a voluntary break from using the site at one time or another and 27% plan to spend less time on the site this coming year. Even so, two-thirds of online adults are now Facebook users.

UncategorizedJanuary 31, 2013

In-store Mobile Commerce During the 2012 Holiday Shopping Season

58% of cell owners used their phones for recommendations, reviews, or price comparisons in a physical store this holiday shopping season. Young adults and smartphone owners lead the way.

UncategorizedJanuary 28, 2013

Tracking for Health

69% of U.S. adults track a health indicator like weight, diet, exercise routine, or symptom. Of those, half track in their heads, one-third keep notes on paper, and one in five use technology to keep tabs on their health status.

PublicationsJanuary 22, 2013

Library Services in the Digital Age

Patrons embrace new technologies—and would welcome more. But many still want printed books to hold their central place.

UncategorizedJanuary 15, 2013

Health Online 2013

35% of U.S. adults have gone online to figure out a medical condition; of these, half followed up with a visit to a medical professional.