ReportMay 19, 2016

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy

The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of many Americans, raising difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide.

ReportAugust 7, 2013

51% of U.S. Adults Bank Online

32% of adults transact bank business on their mobile phones

ReportJanuary 31, 2013

In-store Mobile Commerce During the 2012 Holiday Shopping Season

58% of cell owners used their phones for recommendations, reviews, or price comparisons in a physical store this holiday shopping season. Young adults and smartphone owners lead the way.

ReportOctober 25, 2012

Presidential Campaign Donations in the Digital Age

10% of 2012 presidential campaign donors have contributed via text message or cell phone app.

ReportJune 13, 2012

Mobile Philanthropy

How mobile/social tools are changing the way Americans give to and interact with organizations

ReportApril 17, 2012

The Future of Money in a Mobile Age

In a Pew Internet/Elon University survey, internet experts predict that payment with mobile devices will be commonplace by 2020, although a number of potential hurdles and holdouts stand in the way

ReportJanuary 30, 2012

The rise of in-store mobile commerce

During the holiday season, 25% of cell owners used their phone inside stores to gather price comparisons; 24% used them to look up online reviews.

ReportJanuary 12, 2012

Real Time Charitable Giving

Why mobile phone users texted millions of dollars in aid to Haiti earthquake relief and how they got their friends to do the same

ReportDecember 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.

ReportNovember 2, 2011

Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones

The share of cell phone owners who download apps nearly doubles in two years, but just 46% of downloaders have paid for an app.