More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.Read More »
Mary’s research for the Project has covered the evolution of online music and video, the rise of social media, and teenagers’ use of communication technologies. Her other research interests include intellectual property issues online, podcasting, online identity management, online dating, and internet use at work.
Mary has been with Pew Internet since the spring of 2002. She holds an M.A. in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University and a B.A. in English from The University of Florida. Her interest in digital media is fueled by her graduate research and her prior experiences working in music promotion and concert production. Mary is a frequent public speaker and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio, among others, regarding her research.
12% of e-book readers have borrowed an e-book from a library. Those who use libraries are pretty heavy readers, but most are not aware they can borrow e-books.Read More »
Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickuhr presented findings on the rise of e-reading, including reading-device ownership and the general reading habits/preferences of Americans.Read More »
21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.Read More »
Chances are, if you’re reading this post, you’re someone who loves storytelling as much as we do. And while we at Pew Internet primarily tell stories through data, we also rely heavily on qualitative research to help us better understand the larger trends we observe in our research.Read More »
You may notice that this website looks and feels a bit different from the home site of pewinternet.org.Read More »
Trends in social media and cloud computing are often examined through the lens of younger users and broadband users, who have consistently been more actively engaged online when compared with other groups.Read More »
As the internet population has matured over time, binary distinctions between those who are online and offline have given way to a more robust understanding of the assets, actions and attitudes that affect user experience.Read More »