UncategorizedSeptember 29, 2010

Online Product Research

58% of Americans have researched a product or service online; 24% have posted comments or reviews online about the things they buy.

UncategorizedApril 22, 2010

The Rise of Networked Individuals (Webcast)

Lee Rainie will discuss the latest research findings on people’s use of social media and how technology has affected some of the ways people learn, make decisions, and offer social supports to others.

UncategorizedSeptember 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.

UncategorizedJuly 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.

UncategorizedDecember 17, 2008

The Internet as Social Ally

Do people consider the internet itself a kind of social ally? Not directly, but they often treat the internet as they would a helpful friend.

UncategorizedMay 18, 2008

The Internet and Consumer Choice

The internet plays an important role in how people conduct research for purchases, but it is just one among a variety of sources people use and usually not the key factor in final purchasing decisions.

UncategorizedApril 14, 2008

Libraries Solve Problems

Can libraries hack it in the internet age? A Pew Internet study finds that the public says “yes, and there are further ‘market opportunities’ to explore.”

UncategorizedApril 7, 2008

Libraries Solve Problems

This presentation focuses on the Project’s findings about the role of libraries when Americans are trying to solve problems.

UncategorizedDecember 30, 2007

Information Searches That Solve Problems

There are several major findings in this report. One is this: For help with a variety of common problems, more people turn to the internet than consult experts or family members to provide information and resources.

UncategorizedDecember 30, 2007

The new information order

Where do you turn when you have a problem? Family and friends? Experts? Internet searches? Libraries?
We asked those and a variety of other questions on a recent survey and found some surprising things.