U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015
Nearly two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone. 19% of Americans rely to some extent on a smartphone for internet access, but the connections to digital resources that they offer are tenuous for many of these users.
Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden
Nearly two years after Snowden’s revelations, 87% of Americans say they have heard about U.S. surveillance programs. Among them, 25% say they have changed their own technological behaviors in some way.
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.
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.
Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era
A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.
Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014
28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.
Networked: The New Social Operating System in Civic Life
The new media and information ecosystem in communities and how foundations can think about new opportunities in this environment.
The Web at 25 in the U.S.
The overall verdict: The internet has been a plus for society and an especially good thing for individual users
Pew Research Update at ALA Midwinter
Lee Rainie, director of Pew Internet and co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, is scheduled to discuss Pew Internet’s new report on public libraries at ALA Midwinter
E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps
The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.