Assessing The Cell Phone Challenge
A joint study by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and the Pew Internet & American Life Project takes an up-to-date look at the potential biases in findings based on landline-only surveys.
Explaining racial differences in attitudes towards government use of social media
How do we explain the disparity between African-Americans’ and Hispanics’ views of the importance of government social media versus whites?
Participant-Entrepreneurs: Innovating Toward Better Health
Not content to stand by and let other people innovate for them, participant-entrepreneurs are creating the services, devices, and communities they need.
Frequently Asked (But Unanswered) Questions About E-Patients
As I’ve written before, I love questions. It’s an honor to be handed someone’s nascent idea and to help them shape it (which is what I think a question really is). But this time I’m asking for YOUR input.
The Power of Data and the Power of One
If someone is motivated enough to dig, interested enough to analyze, and knowledgeable enough about their chosen topic to see data with fresh eyes, they can start a revolution…
Teens, Texting, and Social Isolation
Face-to-face interaction among teens is holding relatively steady, despite a spike in text messaging.
Open Research Since 2000
Free survey data about the impact of the internet, going back to the year 2000.
Chronic Disease in Data and Narrative
The back-story on the report, “Chronic Disease and the Internet,” including answers to questions about probability vs. causality and why we included quotes from patients throughout the analysis.
Lee Rainie talks with Media Life about the economics of online news
Ask the Expert: How do you choose the topics you research?
Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie answers the question, “How does the Pew Internet & American Life Project choose the topics that it researches?”