PublicationsJanuary 26, 2017

Americans and Cybersecurity

Many Americans do not trust modern institutions to protect their personal data – even as they frequently neglect cybersecurity best practices in their own personal lives.

PublicationsNovember 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.

PublicationsMay 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.

PublicationsMarch 10, 2016

Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation

A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans, but few expect their own jobs to experience substantial impacts.

PresentationsOctober 5, 2015

The Next Digital Disruptions

Lee Rainie discusses three technology revolutions of the past decade and how a fourth revolution is now underway at the State of the Net 2015 conference in Milan, Italy.

PresentationsFebruary 25, 2015

The Fourth Digital Revolution

Lee Rainie discusses the rise of the internet of things and how all the data it creates will enrich the picture we have about what is happening in communities and media.

PublicationsDecember 18, 2014

The Future of Privacy

Will governments and corporations expand current tracking policies? Or will innovators create new ways for individuals to control personal information? Experts are divided on whether a secure and balanced privacy-rights infrastructure will be in place by 2025.

Privacy in 2025: Experts’ Predictions
InteractivesDecember 18, 2014

Privacy in 2025: Experts’ Predictions

Highlights from experts’ predictions about the future of privacy in America show they were divided on whether or not a secure, trusted privacy-rights infrastructure would be in place by 2025.