Social Media Update 2013
42% of online adults use multiple social networking sites, but Facebook remains the platform of choice
How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities
54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.” Most say libraries are very important to their communities.
Health and Technology in the U.S.
A round-up of our 2012-13 health and technology research.
The Diagnosis Difference
A portrait of the 45% of U.S. adults living with chronic health conditions
Statement of Aaron Smith – Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile
Statement of Aaron Smith, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, on “Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile.”
Photo and Video Sharing Grow Online
54% of internet users have posted original photos or videos to websites and 47% share photos or videos they found elsewhere online. Young adults and women lead the way in each of these activities.
Online Dating & Relationships
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of them have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.
How do we know that social media is important to health care?
I began a recent speech at a medical school with a question that many busy clinicians might be asking: How do we know that social media is important to health care?
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.
Online Video 2013
The percent of online adults who upload or post videos online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31%. The share of online adults who watch or download videos has also grown from 69% of online adults in 2009 to 78%, with mobile phones playing a key role.