Public Interest in Science and Health Linked to Gender, Age and Personality
Fully 32% of online adults say science and technology is among the topics they find most interesting; 37% say health and medicine.
A Look at What the Public Knows and Does Not Know About Science
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that most Americans can answer basic questions about several scientific terms and concepts, such as the layers of the Earth and the elements needed to make nuclear energy.
Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette
For many Americans, cellphones are always present and rarely turned off. This creates new social challenges, as people believe that different public and social settings warrant different sensitivities for civil behavior.
Americans’ Views on Open Government Data
Many hope that more transparency and data sharing will help journalists, make officials more accountable and improve decisions. But very few think agencies are doing a great job of providing useful data.
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.
40% of internet users have personally experienced online harassment, from the mild to the severe; 73% have witnessed it happen to others.
Susannah Fox will conduct a 90-minute Master Class on participatory research: models, methods, opportunities, and challenges.
Why Pew Internet does not regularly report statistics for Asian-Americans and their technology use
We hope this article sheds light on some of the challenges of reporting survey results from some populations.
Changes to the way we identify internet users
In our surveys this summer, we added a question about mobile internet connectivity to help us capture internet users who may access the internet on mobile devices.
Pew FAQ: How does the Pew Internet Project decide what topics it should study?
“There is so much always changing about the Internet and how people use it, plus the rise of social media and all the new devices people use. How does the Pew Internet Project decide what topics and trends are important to study?”