Americans weren’t swayed much by President Obama’s proposed changes to NSA data gathering and retention policies.
Half of Americans surveyed are okay with government data gathering but more than half also feel that there is not sufficient supervision of the process.
Updated: A narrow majority of Americans surveyed are okay with the government gathering data (or metadata) on our online activities, according to new Pew Research.
What are teenagers up to on social media? Twitter use has grown dramatically since 2011, while Facebook stays dominant but shows flat growth.
Are all those Facebook posts about political candidates amounting to much when it comes to civic engagement? A new report from the Pew Research Center breaks down civic participation and social media.
Smartphones and tablets are now everywhere, leading readers to consume more news, not less. The increase appears to be a good sign but for the fact that few people are paying for news on mobile.
Big data, properly applied, can help save energy, cure diseases, better predict trends. But there’s also worry that abuse of big data will benefit big government and corporations to the detriment of citizens, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
One thing that becomes clear from the latest Pew report on the state of media is just how big a role aggregators — both human and machine-powered — are playing in news consumption. That is both a danger and an opportunity for mainstream media players.
According to a Pew Research Center report that looked at 38 newspapers, both large and small, some are seeing massive declines in digital revenue while others are seeing dramatic increases. One of the main reasons for this discrepancy, the report suggested, are cultural differences within newspapers.
Is the Internet a positive force in your life or a negative one? Most of the technology experts and commentators surveyed by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project said it was positive, and that they believe it will continue to be so.