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.
How people get local news and information in different communities
Depending on the topic, urban residents are more likely to use mobile and online sources; suburbanites are most heavily into social media; and rural residents are more inclined to word of mouth sources
Communities and Local News: Profiles
A snapshot of the profiles of the different types of communities studied.
News in a networked world
Lee Rainie will discuss the Project’s latest findings about how people use the internet, smartphones, and social media tools to get news, share news, and create news.
Digital Divides and Bridges: Technology Use Among Youth
Amanda Lenhart spoke about the demographic differences among groups of youth in their adoption, use, and experiences with technology and social media.
72% of Americans follow local news closely
These local news enthusiasts follow a diverse set of topics but rely heavily on local newspapers to keep them informed
How People Learn About Their Local Community in a Digital Age
Kristen Purcell will be presenting Pew Internet data on local news information ecosystems.
Speaking the language of the next generation
How the Millennials Generation consumes, produces, and shares information
How people learn about their local community
Citizens’ media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.
The Internet and the 2010 Midterms
Summary of research findings from Pew Internet’s 2010 post-election survey.