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12 gadgets every 20-something should own

How much do 20-somethings love gadgets? A lot. According to Pew Research, 95% of Americans ages 18-34 own a cellphone and 70% own a laptop. Among that contingent of cellphone owners, 63% say they use their phone to access the Internet,...Show More Summary

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. CSM-- A new poll from Pew Research Center suggests that, so far at least, Snowden's release of information on NSA programs has had a limited effect on how the agency is viewed by the American public. The Pew survey, conducted Jan.Show More Summary

What's holding women back?

IN 2015 the promise of gender equality seems closer than ever. A new report by the Pew Research Centre shows that the majority of Americans think women are just as capable of being good political and business leaders as men. They are...Show More Summary

Most view CDC favorably despite Ebola uproar, survey says

Despite criticism for its response to Ebola in the United States last year, a majority of Americans have a favorable view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

Five Facts About Social Media Usage Today

Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center released findings from a September survey of more than 2,000 American adults regarding their social media usage. As the report shows, Facebook is still king, but other platforms grew at a higher rate. Show More Summary

Quick Takeaways from the Pew Social Media Report

The folks at the Pew Research Center recently published updates to their Social Media Report. Here are a few highlights: Facebook still reigns supreme. It comes as no surprise that 71% of all online adults are on Facebook, which also sees 70% of users engaging with the site at least daily. More older adults adopting social networks. Show More Summary

Social Media and the Cost of Caring

Social Media and the Cost of Caring: The Pew Research Internet Project has looked into the hypothesis that social media causes stress, and found divergent results: Keith Hampton, Lee Rainie, Weixu Lu, Inyoung Shin, and Kevin Purcell,...Show More Summary

Air Force Restricts Promotion of Reform of Sexual Assault Policy

Today, social media drives the world. In a survey done last summer by Pew Research Center, it was estimated that over 60 percent of Americans own smart phones. It is arguably the most effective and efficient way to spread your beliefs. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Blow whacks rich folks' wretched attitudinal affluenza toward the poor

Charles M. Blow at The New York Times rips wealthy Americans view of the poor in How Expensive It Is to Be Poor: Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center released a study that found that most wealthy Americans believed “poor people...Show More Summary

Terrorism, not taxes, rank high on policy priorities survey

What the most important policy issue to you this year? According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, it's defense against terrorism. Seventy-six percent of those who responded to Pew's annual policy priorities poll named terrorism as their top concern. Show More Summary

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Pew Research Center: The most liberal and conservative big cities.

Social media relieves stress in women—except when it causes it

Does social media stress you out? The answer is more than likely “not really,” but a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project shows that social media can have a big impact on stress levels in women, both positive … Continue reading ?

How Facebook and Twitter make you pay the ‘cost of caring’

A new study from the Pew Research Center found that using social networks including Facebook, Twitter and others, as well as other means of digitally sharing experiences, isn’t as stressful as some claimed in the past. But the overall...Show More Summary

New Pew survey shows Americans might finally be getting serious about global warming

Pew Research Center is out with a new survey and, for the first time in years, it actually bodes well for those hoping climate change will finally become a policy priority in the United States. The center asked a nationally representative pool of Americans which policy issues they believe should be a top priority for the […]

Facebook and Twitter aren’t the problem — the people using them are

Social media isn’t as depressing as some have feared. New research from Pew shows that checking social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, among others, doesn’t have a harmful effect on most people’s emotions. It actually...Show More Summary

Sorry, journos: Heavy use of social media is not stressful, study says

The Pew Research Center’s latest internet study, out this morning, uses some intricate survey methodology to come to a straightforward finding: heavy users of social media, Facebook particularly, are not stressed by the experience. That’s...Show More Summary

Technology doesn’t always make you more stressed out

Here is a very interesting piece by Claire Cain Miller, here is one excerpt: The Pew and Rutgers researchers measured stress levels in a representative group of people by using a standard stress scale that ranks people’s responses to questions about their lives. Then they measured their frequency of digital technology use. They controlled for […]

How to avoid bogus health information on the web

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Health is one of the biggest topics searched for on the web, yet despite its importance a large portion of this information is inaccurate, anecdotal or biased. According to Pew Research, 72% of internet users in the US search for health information. In the UK, the Office for National Statistics...

On social media, stress is contagious, study finds

According to a new Pew Research Center study, If you see a friend post something stressful about their life online, it can, in turn, make you stressed. Continue reading ? The post On social media, stress is contagious, study finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

STUDY: Does Social Media Use Cause Stress?

Does social media cause or accelerate stress? Pew Research Center sought to answer that question with its latest study, which turned up mixed results: Frequent Internet and social media users do not exhibit higher stress levels, butShow More Summary

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