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Free survey data about the impact of the internet, going back to the year 2000.
Ask the Expert: How do you choose the topics you research?
Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie answers the question, “How does the Pew Internet & American Life Project choose the topics that it researches?”
Roundtable on recent findings and methods used in international social networking research
Earlier in October, Amanda Lenhart participated in a round table discussion on online social networks at the Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference in Copenhagen.
Polling in the age of the cell phone
Mobile phone users have a different technology profile from landline phone users.
Polling in the age of cell phones
Imperfect or absent data are rarely mentioned in policy discussions. Yet the communications policy debate in the United States today is inseparable from debates about the data used to make claims about policy propositions. Policymakers are beginning …
A Different Kind of Random Sampling
As fascinating as it can be to discover surprising patterns and stories living beneath a heaping pile of numbers, sometimes you can’t fully capture that narrative in numbers or words.
Why We Don’t Know Enough About Broadband in the U.S.
Half of all Americans now have broadband at home, according to the Pew Internet Project’s September 2007 survey, marking the first time that as many as 50% of respondents say they have high-speed internet connections at home. This milestone in broad…
A Cell Phone Solution: Supplementing RDD Samples with Cell Phone Interviews
The representativeness of technology surveys might benefit by supplementing random digital dial survey samples with samples of cell phone users.
Cell phones and survey research
A growing number of Americans rely solely on a cell phone for their telephone service, and many more are considering giving up their landline phones. This presents a challenge to the kind of public opinion polling done by the Pew Internet & Ameri…