Broadband and smartphone adoption demographics
In recent years internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones have exploded in popularity, offering an alternate form of “home” internet access.
Home Broadband 2013
Seven in ten American adults have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Another one in ten Americans lack home broadband but do own a smartphone.
Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy
58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet. More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal information.
51% of U.S. Adults Bank Online
32% of adults transact bank business on their mobile phones
Internet phone calling is on the rise
In our last reading in late 2012, when over 80% of Americans were internet users, we found that 30% of them had placed online phone calls.
The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools
In a survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers, a majority say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing by encouraging personal expression and providing a wider audience for their work.
10 Things to Know About How Teens Use Technology
Kristen Purcell discussed our teens & tech research at the ACT Enrollment Planners Conference
The reinvention of libraries
Lee Rainie, the Director of the Pew Internet Project, will present the Project’s latest findings about the changing role of libraries and patrons’ interest in new services. He will also describe Project research on the way people use mobile device…
Data to Live By: Understanding the Social Media and Technology Landscape
Senior Researcher Mary Madden delivered the keynote address for the Lawlor Symposium’s summer seminar.
Tablet Ownership 2013
Tablet adoption has almost doubled over the past year. A third of American adults now own a tablet computer, including almost half of those ages 35-44 and a majority of those in higher income households.