pewresearch:

Which traits are MOST important to teach your kids? Responsibility tops the list for both liberals and conservatives, but opinions diverge from there.

pewresearch:

Which traits are MOST important to teach your kids? Responsibility tops the list for both liberals and conservatives, but opinions diverge from there.

The reading habits of younger Americans vs. older

Buzzfeed shares 9 facts that that show younger generations are more avid readers than any other age group.

forbes:

The question of Scottish independence inspired an impressive 10 million Facebook interactions between August 1st and September 8th.

10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade

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Happy 10th anniversary to the Pew Research Center. Over the last 10 years, we have tackled some of the biggest questions America faces, including questions on topics like the American political landscape, millennials, the impact of the internet, and many more.

Here’s a quick recap.

"This generation is now adapting technology to do very traditional things in very new ways that matter to them."

Millennial Generation Likes Old-Fashioned Technology: Books

New report out today: Millennials are more likely than older adults to have used a library website in the past year, and are just as likely to have read a book, but they are among the least likely to say that libraries are important: just 19% say their library’s closing would have a major impact on them.

Other noteworthy items:

  • 88% of Americans under 30 read a book in the past year, compared with 79% of those age 30 and older
  • As a group, Millennials are as likely as older adults to have used a library in the past 12 months, and more likely to have used a library website. 
  • most younger Americans know where their local library is, but many say they are unfamiliar with all the services it may offer.

Full report

A few things to explore ahead of today’s Apple announcements:

As of January 2014:

  •     90% of American adults have a cell phone
  •     58% of American adults have a smartphone
  •     32% of American adults own an e-reader
  •     42% of American adults own a tablet computer
Happy International Literacy Day! Above: A snapshot of reading in America.
As of January 2014, 76% of American adults 18+ said they read at least 1 book in the past year. 

Happy International Literacy Day! Above: A snapshot of reading in America.

As of January 2014, 76% of American adults 18+ said they read at least 1 book in the past year. 

According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of July nearly 6.8 million Americans worked more than one job, or 4.6% of all employed people. But moonlighting is less common now than it has been.
Those who have more than one job tend to be more educated: While only 2.2% of people who didn’t graduate high school reported working more than one job, 6.9% of master’s-degree holders and 6.8% of doctoral-degree holders did.

According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of July nearly 6.8 million Americans worked more than one job, or 4.6% of all employed people. But moonlighting is less common now than it has been.

Those who have more than one job tend to be more educated: While only 2.2% of people who didn’t graduate high school reported working more than one job, 6.9% of master’s-degree holders and 6.8% of doctoral-degree holders did.

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(Source: pewresearch)

"I don’t think the human race can retire en masse by 2025."

— Fred Baker on the future of AI, robotics, and jobs.

Question

If you think your Facebook friends or Twitter followers disagree with you on a certain topic, will you shy away from posting about it? pewrsr.ch/1qhtRBP

If the topic of the government surveillance programs came up in these settings, how willing would you be to join in the conversation?
At a family dinner
At a restaurant with friends
At a community meeting
At work
On Facebook
On Twitter
Our case study on the Snowden-NSA revelations found people were less likely to discuss the story on social media than they were in person. And if they thought their friends and followers disagreed with them, they were less likely to want to discuss the issue at all.
How willing would you be to discuss Snowden-NSA in these settings?

If the topic of the government surveillance programs came up in these settings, how willing would you be to join in the conversation?

  • At a family dinner
  • At a restaurant with friends
  • At a community meeting
  • At work
  • On Facebook
  • On Twitter

Our case study on the Snowden-NSA revelations found people were less likely to discuss the story on social media than they were in person. And if they thought their friends and followers disagreed with them, they were less likely to want to discuss the issue at all.

How willing would you be to discuss Snowden-NSA in these settings?

mashable:

A survey by the Pew Research Center in conjunction with Rutgers University has found that social media doesn’t encourage discussion on controversial subjects. It may, in fact, cause people to stay quiet.


The survey, conducted among 1,801 U.S. adults, asked people about their willingness to discuss the Edward Snowden leaks on social media and in person. Social media users demonstrated a particular hesitance to discuss the topic — 86% of those surveyed said they wold be willing to have an offline discussion on Snowden, while only 42% of Facebook and Twitter users said they would post about it online.

You can learn more about the study here.

Internet adoption in India is up — about 3/4 of the population own cell phones, and the country recently surpassed 100 million active Facebook users. Online news consumption is also increasing.

A growing number of news companies are making plays for India’s growing digital market, with The Huffington Post being the latest entrant.

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