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Religious Symbols Featured on 33% of World's Flags

Israel is the only country with Jewish symbols on its national flag, but it is one of many flags populated with religious imagery, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. The Israeli flag includes the Star of David along with a white and blue striped background representing a traditional Jewish prayer shawl. Show More Summary

Internet & Web Same Thing, Say 77 Percent

The Pew Research Center has surveyed Americans on their tech knowledge to celebrate 25 years of the World Wide Web. The results are bafflingly mixed: 69 percent correctly identified URL as standing for Uniform Resource Locator (albeit as a multiple choice answer) but only 23 percent knew that the web and the Internet are not one […]

Pew Research: You know the internet, but you might not 'get' it

Given how ubiquitous smart devices are, one might think that, overall, people would have a pretty comprehensive knowledge of tech. That isn't exactly the case. According to a recent Pew Research survey, 60 percent of the representative sample knew th...

Only 3 out of 5 Internet Users Know What Net Neutrality Is—Do You? - Sigh.

yesterdayOdd : Geekosystem

The Pew Internet Research Project has a nifty test for you to take to see how well you know the history and lingo of the Internet. But don't worry if you do badly, friends—you can't do a worse job than the 61% of people polled who could not accurately identify the correct definition of net neutrality. That's a depressing statistic if I ever heard one.

Pew: Most Americans Don’t Understand Privacy Policies

How well do Americans understand technology and the Web? That’s a question Pew Research set out to answer with a “Web IQ” quiz doled out to over 1,000 U.S. Internet users. The quiz covered everything from recognizing Bill Gates (a question Americans fared well at) to defining Moore’s law (a question Americans did not fare so well in). Show More Summary

1.1 Million Illegal Alien Parents To Stay in CA Under New Obama Amnesty

More than 1.1 million illegal immigrant parents in California will qualify for deportation protection under President Obama's executive immigration action, according to the results of a Pew Research Center Study. According to the study,...Show More Summary

1.1 million immigrant parents in California qualify for deportation relief

More than 1 million immigrant parents in California will be eligible for deportation relief under President Obama's deferred action program, according to a Pew Research Center Study.

Illegal Immigrant Population Way Up in Florida, Way Down in Arizona

According to the Pew Research Center, in the period from 2009-2012, seven states saw an increase in illegal immigrants, while fourteen saw a decrease. The states that showed an increase were, in order of magnitude, New Jersey, Florida,...Show More Summary

More and More of Us Are Getting Married -- Again!

Post by Maressa Brown. Let's face it: As crazy as it sounds, getting divorced is about as popular as wedding reality shows like Say Yes to the Dress. But the latest Pew Research Center marriage report shows we haven't completely thrown...Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: November 14, 2014

Latin America: A new Pew Research Center report found that most Latin Americans identify themselves as Catholic though their proportion has dropped by 25% since 1970. Venezuela: A Venezuelan judge refused to free opposition figure Leopoldo López who has been in jail and awaiting trial since giving himself in to authorities last February. Show More Summary

Social Networks, Not Surprisingly, Deemed ‘Insecure’

Summary: People may be using social media as a prime communication channel, but in doing so, they trust it least of all the communication modes available these days. This finding in a Pew Research Center report on privacy, amplified by a post on BetaBeat, should be prompting anyone sponsoring a social network to insure it’s as safe from intrusion as possible....

Here's What Protestants in 18 Latin American Countries Believe and Practice

New Pew research identifies who evangelizes most and who believes the prosperity gospel, among many other topics. The latest data not only show that Protestants are remarkably ascendent throughout the longtime Catholic stronghold of Latin America. Show More Summary

You’re More Likely to See Political News on Twitter, Not Facebook

We all know (hopefully) by now that Facebook and Twitter are a main source of news for users. But when it comes to politics, Facebook and Twitter act very differently, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. What you see...Show More Summary

No Latin Mass For These Latin Masses

Michael Paulson discusses a new Pew survey showing the Catholic Church on the decline in Latin America, where evangelicals have made major inroads in recent years: A sweeping new survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center, finds that 69 percent of Latin American adults say they are Catholic, down from an estimated 90 percent for […]

Chart of the Day: What Republicans Really Want

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

In case you were wondering just how inclined Republicans will be to find ways to work with President Obama, here's  the chart of the day, from a new Pew Research Center poll. Victory, it seems, does not make the GOP electorate magnanimous: This isn't a new story, but it's still striking. Show More Summary

Pew Research Report: Latin America Drifting Away from Catholicism

Historically one of the most Catholic regions in the world, Latin America is slowly losing its religion, according to a new report from the Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project. Though 84% of Latin Americans say that they were raised Catholic, today only 69% say they have kept the faith. Show More Summary

Is Twitter (TWTR) Better Than Facebook (FB) In Filtering?

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), two of the world’s largest social media companies, give different experiences to users in terms of political content exposure, a report from the Pew Research Center reveals. According to the organization’s Jeffrey Gottfried, the difference is not only because of the larger user base of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) […]

Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR) Users Experience Political Content Differently: Pew

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), two of the world’s largest social media companies, give different experiences to users in terms of political content exposure, a report from the Pew Research Center reveals. According to the organization’s Jeffrey Gottfried, the difference is not only because of the larger user base of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) […]

The Majority of Americans Have Lost Control Over how Personal Information is Collected: Pew Research

Since whistleblower Edward Snowden began unleashing details of US government eavesdropping programs, Americans have become worried about both the government and businesses tracking them while they are connected to the Internet. The details come from a study published by the Pew Research Center, which found that most Americans believe their privacy is being challenged, and [...]

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