Multi-section ReportsDecember 7, 2016

Information Overload

Most Americans like their choices in today’s information-saturated world. But 20% feel overloaded, and there are stresses for those with fewer pathways to the internet or who feel they are expected to do too much information gathering.

Multi-section ReportsNovember 17, 2016

Gig Work, Online Selling and Home Sharing

24% of Americans report earning money from the digital ‘platform economy’ in the past year. The extra income they make is a luxury for some, but a necessity for others.

PresentationsOctober 13, 2016

Operating in the Age of Always-On Media

Lee Rainie, director of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, presented the Center’s latest findings about the use of digital technology and its future at the Federal Reserve Board’s Editors and Designers conference in Philadelphia on October 6, 2016.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 20, 2016

Digital Readiness Gaps

Americans fall along a spectrum of preparedness when it comes to using tech tools to pursue learning online, and many are not eager or ready to take the plunge

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 1, 2016

Book Reading 2016

A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats

PresentationsJuly 14, 2016

Digital Divides 2016

Lee Rainie is giving a keynote address at the Internet Governance Forum, discussing the digital divide that exists in 2016.

PresentationsJune 27, 2016

How the public grades libraries – and uses libraries

The new findings covered the latest library-usage trends, book-reading trends, and insights into the ways more and more Americans hope libraries will offer community-oriented and educational services.

Multi-section ReportsMay 19, 2016

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy

The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of many Americans, raising difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide.

PresentationsMarch 29, 2016

How will the Internet of Things look by 2025?

Lee Rainie will present findings from Pew Research Center’s report titled “The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025” to the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology law on March 30, 2016.

Multi-section ReportsMarch 22, 2016

Lifelong Learning and Technology

A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many.