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A Brief Guide to Poverty in the U.S. - UC Davis Center for Poverty Research
"A Video Series Featuring Researchers on Domestic Poverty

Poverty in the United States is a complex problem, and no individual research discipline or approach will solve it. These short videos provide a basic foundation for understanding the causes and consequences of poverty in the U.S. and possible solutions suggested by research today.

For more in-depth information, read our series of Policy Briefs or recent research by our Faculty Affiliates."
poverty  us  economics  2015  pew 
october 2015 by robertogreco
A Rising Share of the U.S. Black Population Is Foreign Born | Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project
us  data  immigration  population  demographics  caribbean  africa  migrations  blacks  race  2015  pew 
april 2015 by robertogreco
Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations | Pew Internet Libraries
"Additionally, younger patrons are significantly more likely than older library visitors to use the library as a space to sit and ready, study, or consume media—some 60% of younger library patrons have done that in the past 12 months, compared with 45% of those ages 30 and older. And most younger Americans say that libraries should have completely separate locations or spaces for different services, such as children’s services, computer labs, reading spaces, and meeting rooms: 57% agree that libraries should “definitely” do this.

Along those lines, patrons and librarians in our focus groups often identified teen hangout spaces as especially important to keep separate from the main reading or lounge areas, not only to reduce noise and interruptions for other patrons, but also to give younger patrons a sense of independence and ownership. A library staff member in our online panel wrote:

“Having a separate children’s area or young adults area will cater solely to those groups and make them feel that the library is theirs. They do not have to deal with adults watching them or monitoring what book they pick or what they choose to do—it’s all about them and what they want with no judgment. Children and teens love having their own space so why not give them that at the library?”"
libraries  youth  2013  trends  hangingout  homago  services  pew  pewinternet  ebooks 
june 2013 by robertogreco
Millennials will benefit and suffer due to their hyperconnected lives | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
"Teens and young adults brought up from childhood with a continuous connection to each other and to information will be nimble, quick-acting multitaskers who count on the Internet as their external brain and who approach problems in a different way from their elders, according to a new survey of technology experts.

Many of the experts surveyed by Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center and the Pew Internet Project said the effects of hyperconnectivity and the always-on lifestyles of young people will be mostly positive between now and 2020. But the experts in this survey also predicted this generation will exhibit a thirst for instant gratification and quick fixes, a loss of patience, and a lack of deep-thinking ability due to what one referred to as “fast-twitch wiring.”"

[See also: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Hyperconnected-lives/Main-findings/Negative-effects.aspx ]
externalmemory  patience  technology  2012  multitasking  pewinternetproject  pew  instantgratification  millenials  communication  psychology 
march 2012 by robertogreco
Online and Isolated? Transcript - On The Media
"LEE RAINIE: For centuries, when new technologies come on the scene there’s almost an instinctive human reaction, particularly among those who are challenged by the new technology, to blame the technology for any social ill that happens to arise at the same time. Something has gone on with our social networks in the past 20 years. Our data matched the data that the previous researchers had collected showing the networks are shrinking. And so, now we're inviting other social scientists and researchers like ourselves to go out and find the real culprit and not just think that the Internet lies behind it just because the Internet was being adopted at the same time this harmful social trend was emerging."
leeraine  socialmedia  isolation  onthemedia  media  research  pew  internet  web  online  relationships  social  society  process  2009  via:preoccupations 
july 2011 by robertogreco
The Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future | Beyond The Beyond
[taken from: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Impact-of-the-Internet-on-Institutions-in-the-Future/Main-Findings.aspx?r=1 ]

“Scale is still important. Companies like Cisco have shown how to continue to innovate by acquisition, but big question is how do corporations gracefully end? How can we break cycle of Wall Street, a strong financial services industry is simply not good for society. WS does not improve productivity, the model is parasitic, transferring huge resources out of system. I am looking forward to next phase of the industrial revolution.” – Glen Edens..."Institutions are in dire crisis. Most institutions (schools & universities, political parties & governments, enterprises, clubs, & associations) were created to lower the costs of gathering information, engaging w/ our peers & taking decisions or performing some tasks. When these costs drop because of digital technologies, many institutions have to re‐think where are they adding value & where not, having to be able to get rid of the value‐less activities they perform & concentrate in the ones that still make sense." —Ismael Peña‐Lopez
accountability  transparency  education  institutions  disruption  internet  pew  change  2010  glenedens  ismaelpeña-lópez  wallstreet  finance  organizations  gamechanging  reform  parasites  corporations  businesscycle  information  teaching  learning  communities  evolution  value  efficiency  productivity 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next – Pew Research Center
"Generations, like people, have personalities, and Millennials – the American teens and twenty-somethings currently making the passage into adulthood – have begun to forge theirs: confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and receptive to new ideas and ways of living."

[Report here: http://pewsocialtrends.org/assets/pdf/millennials-confident-connected-open-to-change.pdf
Quiz here: http://pewresearch.org/millennials/quiz/ ]
millennials  research  pew  statistics  culture  youth  trends  generations  genx  geny  generationx  generationy  boomers  babyboomers  silentgeneration  demographic  opinions  attitudes  society 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Pew Internet Social Isolation and New Technology | Pew Internet & American Life Project
"This Pew Internet Personal Networks and Community survey finds that Americans are not as isolated as has been previously reported. People’s use of the mobile phone and the internet is associated with larger and more diverse discussion networks. And, when we examine people’s full personal network – their strong and weak ties – internet use in general and use of social networking services such as Facebook in particular are associated with more diverse social networks."
technology  communication  pew  isolation  socialnetworks  social  statistics  culture  internet  research  networks 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Pew Research Center: For Nearly Half of America, Grass Is Greener Somewhere Else
"most city dwellers think the grass would be greener in a suburb, small town or rural area. But urbanites aren't alone in feeling mismatched with their surroundings. More than four-in-ten residents of suburbs, small towns and rural areas also report they would prefer to live in a different type of community. ... most young urbanites consider cities the place to be, while most middle-aged urbanites would like to live elsewhere. ... Seven of the public's 10 most popular big cities -- Denver, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix, Portland and Sacramento -- are in the West"
politics  us  cities  research  urbanism  demographics  relocation  pew  grassisgreener  sandiego  seattle  denver  sanfrancisco  portland 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Scared Of Technology? You're Old! - ReadWriteWeb
"In fact, 85% of 18-29 year olds reported being confident about solving their device problem, while only about a third of them said they were discouraged or confused. Meanwhile, over half (52%) of adults age 30 and older reported being discouraged, 44% said they were confused, and about two out of three (67%) said they were confident. Adults age 30-49 were somewhat less likely than older adults to be confused, as just 39% said they were." This is what leads to the false impression that digital natives are somehow more technoliterate.
technology  society  culture  age  generations  netgen  millennials  pew  research  fear 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Pew Internet: Networked families
"The internet and cell phones have become central components of modern family life. Among all household types, the traditional nuclear family has the highest rate of technology usage and ownership. A national survey has found that households with a married couple and minor children are more likely than other household types -- such as single adults, homes with unrelated adults, or couples without children to have cell phones and use the internet. The survey shows that these high rates of technology ownership affect family life. In particular, cell phones allow family members to stay more regularly in touch even when they are not physically together. Moreover, many members of married-with-children households view material online together."
families  communication  pew  us  social  mobile  networks  internet  web  online  survey  2008  parenting  children  connectivity  technology 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Major New Study Shatters Stereotypes About Teens and Video Games: Game playing is universal, diverse, often involves social interaction, and can cultivate teen civic engagement - MacArthur Foundation
"“We need to focus less on how much time kids spend playing video games and pay more attention to the kinds of experiences they have while playing them,” noted Prof. Joseph Kahne, Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group at Mills College, and co-author of the report. “Games that simulate aspects of civic and political life may well promote civic skills and civic engagement. Youth, parents, teachers, and others who work with youth should know about the wide diversity of video games – so they can take full advantage of games and their civic potential.”"
via:preoccupations  games  gaming  youth  teens  education  learning  videogames  technology  internet  pew  survey  research  us 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Pew Research Center: Seeding The Cloud: What Mobile Access Means for Usage Patterns and Online Content
"move to cloud computing...shifts power to users as they create & share digital content...Groups that have in past trailed in "traditional" internet access are in better position to shape cyberspace as internet becomes more accessible using wireless devic
cloud  computing  cloudcomputing  games  gaming  internet  trends  mobile  phones  future  pew  research  access  wireless 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Pew Internet: Parent and Teen Internet Use
"In looking at parents and teenagers together we found that teens are likely to view technology devices more positively than their parents. Parents and teens tend to own a similar number of technology devices (2-3), but the type of devices differ."
pew  technology  teens  parenting  opinion  internet  web  online  use 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Pew Research Center: Tagging Play
"Forget Dewey and His Decimals, Internet Users Are Revolutionizing the Way We Classify Information - and Make Sense of It"
del.icio.us  flickr  folksonomy  tags  tagging  statistics  standards  socialsoftware  taxonomy  trends  use  classification  community  analysis  libraries  journalism  media  networking  pew  play  research 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Pew Internet: Teens, Privacy and SNS
"Teens, Privacy and Online Social Networks: How teens manage their online identities and personal information in the age of MySpace"
internet  online  privacy  security  teens  safety  pew  research  community  social  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  identity  networks  myspace 
april 2007 by robertogreco

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