PresentationsApril 9, 2018

The Information Needs of Citizens: Where Libraries Fit In

Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at the Pew Research Center, discussed the Center’s latest research at the Public Library Association’s 2018 meeting.

InteractivesApril 9, 2018

Bots in the Twittersphere

An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings.

PublicationsApril 9, 2018

Bots in the Twittersphere

An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings.

PublicationsMarch 21, 2018

The Science People See on Social Media

Science-related Facebook pages draw millions of followers but ‘news you can use’ posts or ads outnumber ones about scientific discoveries.

PublicationsSeptember 11, 2017

How People Approach Facts and Information

People deal in varying ways with tensions about what information to trust and how much they want to learn. Some are interested and engaged with information; others are wary and stressed.

PresentationsApril 21, 2017

The new landscape of facts and trust

Lee Rainie discussed the Center’s latest findings about how people use social media, how they think about news in the Trump Era, how they try to establish and act on trust and where they turn for expertise in a period where so much information is contested.

PresentationsApril 3, 2017

The secret mission that people yearn to have libraries address

Lee Rainie discussed his group’s latest findings about the role of libraries and librarians on April 3 at Innovative Users Group conference. The latest work shows that many people struggle to find the most trustworthy information and they express a clear hope that librarians can help them.

PresentationsMarch 30, 2017

How People Fit Libraries Into Their Lives

Lee Rainie, director of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, presented new findings about how people have shifted to the mindset of lifelong learners and the implications of that for librarians.

PublicationsDecember 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.

PublicationsSeptember 9, 2016

Libraries 2016

Trends in visiting public libraries have steadied, and many Americans have high expectations for what their local libraries should offer