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Data Visualization Jul. 1, 2015

Major Gaps Between the Public, Scientists on Key Issues

Despite broadly similar views about the overall place of science in America, there are striking differences between the public and scientists’ views on a host of science-related issues, from whether genetically modified foods are safe to eat to whether the world’s growing population will be a major problem.

Report Jul. 1, 2015

Americans, Politics and Science Issues

The general public’s political views are strongly linked to their attitudes on climate and energy issues. But politics is a less important factor on biomedical, food safety, space issues.

Presentations Sep. 15, 2009

Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan

Research specialist Aaron Smith will be a panelist at the first panel of BroadbandCensus.com’s series “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan.” The panelists will consider the FCC’s summer broadband workshops, and how individuals and en…

Report Jan. 21, 2009

Stimulating Broadband: If Obama builds it, will they log on?

Investment in broadband has become part of the broader discussion about President Obama’s economic stimulus package. How easy will it be to increase the pool of broadband subscribers or to encourage existing ones to upgrade their connection speeds?

Commentary Sep. 26, 2008

The financial crisis online

Online activists and concerned citizens are using the internet to learn about the financial crisis, share their views on the proposed bailout, and organize their friends.

Presentations Nov. 3, 2005

“Privacy Online: How Americans feel… the ways they are responding to new threats … and why they are changing their online behavior”

Seven basic things to understand about Americans and their privacy in the internet age.

Commentary Nov. 3, 2005

Privacy and security online: A status report

Seven things to know about online security and privacy.

Commentary Jun. 21, 2005

The debate over regulating the internet

Comments to the Federal Election Commission show how divided opinion is about bloggers and their role in politics.

Commentary Apr. 28, 2005

Baby v. bathwater

Bill Gates sounds off on music file sharing.

Commentary Mar. 4, 2005

Search Queries About Social Security

A recent PIP report found that on any given day 38 million Americans consult a search engine. So it stands to reason that, as the national debate about Social Security continues, internet users may turn to search engines for links to sites that m…