Multi-section ReportsApril 13, 2012

Digital differences

While increased internet adoption and the rise of mobile connectivity have reduced many gaps in technology access over the past decade, for some groups digital disparities still remain

Multi-section ReportsFebruary 9, 2012

The tone of life on social networking sites

85% of the adults who use social media report that people are usually kind on the sites. At the same time, 49% have witnessed mean and offensive behavior and they usually respond by ignoring it.

Multi-section ReportsDecember 2, 2011

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.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 26, 2011

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.

Pew Research CenterAugust 1, 2011

July 25-Aug. 26, 2011 – Apps and Social Media Climate

Our August 2011 tracking survey contains data on apps usage for tablets and cell phones, as well as adult data on the climate of social networking sites.