UncategorizedJune 28, 2012

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.

UncategorizedJune 25, 2012

Digital differences

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.

UncategorizedApril 13, 2012

Digital Differences and Money

Director Lee Rainie will present findings on digital differences and money at the NYSE CFSI Financial Literacy Week Event

LibrariesMarch 28, 2012

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.

UncategorizedMarch 28, 2012

Baby Boomers and Technology

How Baby Boomers use technology

UncategorizedMarch 1, 2012

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

UncategorizedFebruary 23, 2012

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.

UncategorizedDecember 23, 2011

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.

UncategorizedNovember 9, 2011

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.

UncategorizedNovember 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.