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Kathryn Zickuhr

Portrait of Kathryn Zickuhr

Kathryn Zickuhr is a research analyst at the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. She studies the social impact of technology, focusing on the changing role of public libraries in Americans’ lives and communities in the era of digital content.

Who has home broadband? New data and resources

August 28, 2013

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.

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Our latest research on teens and technology

August 22, 2013

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.

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Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

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.

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The science of “the smell of books”

June 19, 2013

Scientists delve deeper into the science behind print books’ distinctive smell.

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One-third of adults (and half of parents) now own a tablet computer

June 11, 2013

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?

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In a digital age, parents value printed books for their kids

May 28, 2013

Even with e-reading on the rise, parents say print books are important for children.

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Children, libraries, and reading

May 16, 2013

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.

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Slideshow: Tech trends, library stats, and how teens do research

May 15, 2013

Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr gave a presentation at the Westchester Library Association’s annual conference that touched on a lot of our recent findings on library use, as well as a broad overview of technology adoption among adults and teens and a quick look at how teens do research in the digital age. Take a look at her comprehensive slideshow.

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