Report Apr. 9, 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly.”

Report Apr. 1, 2015

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.

Report Mar. 16, 2015

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.

Presentations Feb. 25, 2015

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.

Report Dec. 30, 2014

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.

Report Nov. 12, 2014

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.

Report Nov. 3, 2014

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.

Presentations May. 9, 2014

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.

Report Feb. 27, 2014

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

Presentations Jan. 31, 2014

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