InteractiveJune 25, 2013

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.

ReportFebruary 5, 2013

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.

ReportApril 5, 2012

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.

ReportDecember 2, 2011

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.

ReportSeptember 10, 2009

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.

ReportDecember 14, 2008

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…

ReportDecember 14, 2008


ReportDecember 14, 2008

Scenario 1: The Evolution of Mobile Internet Communications

ReportDecember 14, 2008

Scenario 2: The Internet and the Evolution of Social Tolerance

ReportDecember 14, 2008

Scenario 3: The Evolution of IP Law and Copyright Protection