The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently released the findings of its latest Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, conducted in July 2012. It found 58% of all American adults ages 18 and older had engaged in “voluntary reading” within the past year.Read More »
Kathryn is a research analyst at the Pew Internet Project, focusing on technology and the role of libraries in the digital age. Recently, she has also written about differences in digital access, older adults and internet use, and Americans' use of location-based services.
Kathryn has been with the Project since the summer of 2009. She holds a B.A. in History and Slavic Languages & Literatures from the University of Kansas.
Some 70% of American adults ages 18 and older have broadband at home as of May 2013. Another 3% of adults go online at home via dial-up, and one in ten adults (10%) lacks home broadband but does own a smartphone.Read More »
We’ve published several new reports on teens (ages 12-17) and technology over the past few months, with lots of great findings based on our nationally representative surveys as well as insights from in-person focus groups.Read More »
June 25, 2013
Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.Read More »
Scientists delve deeper into the science behind print books’ distinctive smell.Read More »
We just published a new report showing that half (50%) of parents with minor children living at home now own a tablet computer. How are parents are using devices such as tablets and smartphones with their children?Read More »
Even with e-reading on the rise, parents say print books are important for children.Read More »
Happy Children’s Book Week. Here’s a a closer look at our data on children and reading from our recent report on parents, children, libraries, and reading.Read More »