The civic and community engagement of religiously active Americans
Those who are active in church, religious, or spiritual organizations are often more deeply involved in their communities than those who are not members of such groups.
Where people get information about restaurants and other local businesses
The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.
The internet as a diversion and destination
Americans are increasingly going online for no particular reason except to have fun or to pass the time.
Why Americans use social media
Social networking sites are appealing as a way to maintain contact with close ties and reconnect with old friends.
Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites
How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship”
Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones
The share of cell phone owners who download apps nearly doubles in two years, but just 46% of downloaders have paid for an app.
How people learn about their local community
Citizens’ media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.
Americans and Text Messaging
31% of text message users prefer texting to voice calls, and young adults stand out in their use of text messaging.
Medicine 2.0: Peer-to-peer healthcare
Peer-to-peer healthcare is a way for people to do what they have always done – lend a hand, lend an ear, lend advice – but at internet speed and at internet scale.
28% of American adults use mobile and social location-based services
55% of smartphone owners use their phones to get location-based directions or recommendations, while geosocial services and location-tagging features are less popular.