Internet access at libraries
In a survey this fall, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project asked whether people had accessed the internet at a library in the previous 12 months. Some 26% of those ages 16 and older said they had.
The Best (and Worst) of Mobile Connectivity
Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections.
Rural e-patients face access challenges
Rural residents in the U.S. lag behind those in suburban and urban areas when it comes to technology adoption.
Pew Internet Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr discussed differences in how different demographic groups use technology at the WSU Elliott School of Communications’ annual Comm Week conference.
Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012
66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones; 68% of those living in households earning $75,000 also own them
Disability in the Digital Age
A detailed look at people living with disability in the U.S. — their demographic profile, technology status, and use of the internet for health information.
At an ALA Spectrum Leadership Institute session in Anaheim, CA, Research Specialist Kathryn Zickuhr will discuss trends in technology access and use among various demographic groups, and what these changes might mean for libraries.
Digital Differences and Money
Director Lee Rainie will present findings on digital differences and money at the NYSE CFSI Financial Literacy Week Event
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
Digital divide(s): A look at the data
Kathryn will discuss Pew Internet’s data about the current digital divide(s) via Skype at the University of Kansas’s virtual summit, “Telling Stories of Diversity in the Digital Age.”