A Closer Look at Gadget Ownership
As of early 2012, 88% of American adults have a cell phone, 58% have a desktop computer, 61% have a laptop, 18% own an e-book reader, and 18% have a tablet computer. Here’s a closer look at the demographic breakdown of U.S. adult gadget ownership.
At an ALA Spectrum Leadership Institute session in Anaheim, CA, Research Specialist Kathryn Zickuhr will discuss trends in technology access and use among various demographic groups, and what these changes might mean for libraries.
Digital Differences and Money
Director Lee Rainie will present findings on digital differences and money at the NYSE CFSI Financial Literacy Week Event
NextLibraries: What do Americans want from their libraries?
Laurie Putnam at Next Libraries has a great post up discussing the plans of our new research initiative to study libraries in the digital age.
Baby Boomers and Technology
How Baby Boomers use technology
Nearly half of American adults are smartphone owners
46% of American adults now have a smartphone of some kind, and for the first time smartphone owners outnumber users of more basic phones
By the numbers: Technology’s place in our lives
Director Lee Rainie presented data on technology’s place in our lives according to numbers at the Wisdom 2.0 Conference in Redwood City, CA.
The civic and community engagement of religiously active Americans
Those who are active in church, religious, or spiritual organizations are often more deeply involved in their communities than those who are not members of such groups.
Teens’ parents and their technology profile
The parents of teenagers are steeped in technology and are increasingly involved with their kids’ lives in online environments.
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.