Americans’ Reading Habits Over Time
Explore the changes in Americans’ reading habits, from decreases in printed books to rises in e-books, over time in this interactive.
Coming and Going on Facebook
61% of Facebook users have taken a voluntary break from using the site at one time or another and 27% plan to spend less time on the site this coming year. Even so, two-thirds of online adults are now Facebook users.
Why people like to read
Asked to tell us what they like most about book reading, those who had read a book in the past 12 months gave a host of reasons that ranged from the highly practical to the sublime.
The internet as a diversion and destination
Americans are increasingly going online for no particular reason except to have fun or to pass the time.
The Internet as a Diversion
Three-quarters of online economic users go online to relax and take their minds off of the recession. Fully 88% of 18-29 year old online economic users look to the internet to relax.
The Future of the Internet III
A survey of experts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, and the structure of the Internet itself improves. They disagree about whether this will lead to more soci…