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.
Trends in visiting public libraries have steadied, and many Americans have high expectations for what their local libraries should offer
Libraries and Learning
Most Americans think that local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families well. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide.
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.
Technology’s Impact on Workers
Online American workers say the internet and email are very important tools for doing their jobs, rating them higher in importance than landline phones, mobile phones, and social networking sites. Just 7% say the internet makes them less productive at work.
Americans Feel Better Informed Thanks to the Internet
87% of online Americans say the web helps them learn new things, and 72% say it improves their ability to share ideas. Most enjoy having access to more information, rather than feel overloaded by it.
Health Information Online
Susannah Fox will be on a panel entitled, “What Information Do Patients Want and Need?” at the annual meeting of the National Quality Forum.
Susannah Fox will be a guest lecturer for a course on patient engagement design at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Health and Technology in the U.S.
A round-up of our 2012-13 health and technology research.
Video: The Diagnosis Difference
Highlights from the report, “The Diagnosis Difference”