Digital Life in 2025
Experts predict the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill
The Web at 25 in the U.S.
The overall verdict: The internet has been a plus for society and an especially good thing for individual users
E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps
The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.
African Americans and Technology Use
While African Americans continue to trail whites when it comes to internet use and home broadband adoption overall, young African Americans are just as likely as their white counterparts to use the internet and have especially high rates of Twitter use.
The State of Digital Divides (video & slides)
Lee Rainie presented the latest findings about who has and doesn’t have access to the internet, broadband, and cell phones.
Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile – Senate Testimony
Aaron Smith, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, gave testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.
Tablet and E-reader Ownership Update
Up from 25% last year, more than half of those in households earning $75,000 or more now have tablets. Up from 19% last year, 38% of those in upper-income households now have e-readers.
Technology Adoption by Lower Income Populations
Aaron Smith discusses the Project’s latest research about internet usage, broadband adoption, and the impact of mobile connectivity among lower-income populations.
Four big points about the impact of technology on learning
Who’s Not Online and Why
15% of American adults do not use the internet at all, and another 9% of adults use the internet but not at home.