Pew Internet Tip Sheets: Highlights of the Project’s Research
All of our topic-specific research “tip sheets” in one place.
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.
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).
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?
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.
2012 Health Survey Data
We posted a preliminary version of the September 2012 health survey data.
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.
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.
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.
Public Library Resources (Infographic)
How likely Americans say they would be to use the following resources at public libraries