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).
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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.
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.
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.
Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies
Cultural organizations like theater companies, orchestras, and art museums are using the internet, social media, and mobile apps to draw in and engage audiences, provide deeper context, and disseminate their work beyond the stage and the gallery