Presentations Nov. 4, 2013

Reading, writing, and research in the digital age

Kathryn Zickuhr discussed Pew Research’s data on reading, writing, and research in the digital age at the edUi 2013 plenary talk.

Infographic Sep. 26, 2012

Communities and Local News: Profiles

A snapshot of the profiles of the different types of communities studied.

Report Sep. 26, 2012

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

Presentations Apr. 27, 2012

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.

Report Apr. 12, 2012

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

Presentations Feb. 21, 2012

How People Learn About Their Local Community in a Digital Age

Kristen Purcell will be presenting Pew Internet data on local news information ecosystems.

Report Dec. 14, 2011

Where people get information about restaurants and other local businesses

The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.

Report Sep. 26, 2011

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.

Report Mar. 17, 2011

The Internet and Campaign 2010

54% of adults used the internet for political purposes in the 2010 election cycle, far surpassing the 2006 midterm contest.

Report Mar. 14, 2011

How mobile devices are changing community information environments

47% of American adults use their cellphones and tablet computers to get local news and information