Multi-section ReportsDecember 15, 2009

Teens and Sexting

How and why minor teens are sending sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images via text messaging.

Multi-section ReportsNovember 16, 2009

Teens and Distracted Driving

Twenty-six percent of American teens of driving age say they have texted while driving, and half (48%) of all teens ages 12 to 17 say they’ve been a passenger while a driver has texted behind the wheel.

Multi-section ReportsNovember 4, 2009

Social Isolation and New Technology

How the internet and mobile phones impact Americans’ social networks.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 21, 2009

Twitter and Status Updating, Fall 2009

Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others–up from 11% in April.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 10, 2009

The Internet as a Diversion

Three-quarters of online economic users go online to relax and take their minds off of the recession. Fully 88% of 18-29 year old online economic users look to the internet to relax.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 1, 2009

The Internet and Civic Engagement

Just as in offline politics, the well-off and well-educated are especially likely to participate in online activities that mirror offline forms of engagement. But there are hints that social media may alter this pattern.

Multi-section ReportsAugust 19, 2009

Teens and Mobile Phones Over the Past Five Years: Pew Internet Looks Back

The Project first surveyed teenagers about their mobile phones in 2004 when a survey showed that 45% of teens had a cell phone. Since then mobile phone use has climbed steadily among teens to 63% in 2006 and 71% in 2008.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 29, 2009

The Audience for Online Video-Sharing Sites Shoots Up

As the audience for online video continues to grow, a leading edge of internet users are migrating their viewing from their computer screens to their TV screens.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 22, 2009

Wireless Internet Use

More than half of Americans – 56% – have accessed the internet wirelessly on some device, such as a laptop, cell phone, MP3 player, or game console.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 15, 2009

The Internet and the Recession

Some 69% of Americans have used the internet to cope with the recession as they hunt for bargains, jobs, ways to upgrade their skills, better investment strategies, housing options, and government benefits.