The number of states that ban texting while driving.
Coolest Pew Research graphic ever?
(Social media news use crossover: http://pewrsr.ch/1arRr63)
Which social network do you turn to most often for news?
(Brand new report from our friends at the Journalism Project breaks down news use across various social networking platforms http://pewrsr.ch/1arRr63)
Among social networking site users with recent dating experience, 30% have used social media to find out more information about someone they were interested in dating.
12% have friended or followed someone on a social networking site because one of their friends suggested they could be a good romantic match.
These social media users who are looking for love are particularly likely to be young. Some 41% of users with recent dating experience between the ages of 18 and 29 have used sites like Twitter or Facebook to get more information on a potential date. An additional 18% have friended or followed someone from a friend’s recommendation.
11% of American Adults are Online Daters -
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of them have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.
Is social media the new wingman for singles? -
Digital tools have added a host of new dimensions to dating, whether it be the first flirty message or making it “Facebook official.”
Who’s not online — and why? Age isn’t the only factor. We breakdown five major reasons why 15% of Americans do not use the internet.
83% of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 read a book in the past year. -
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.
Storify: How do you use Facebook and Twitter for news? -
We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers how they interact with news on the social media platforms. Here is what they had to say.
Women are more likely to repost images found elsewhere on the web than men.
37% of teens now have a smartphone and 78% of teens have cell phones overall.
Home broadband vs. dial up adoption, over time.
AdWeek made a fancy infographic using our recent data on mobile and photo sharing.
15% of American adults don't use the internet or email -- at all. -
Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, explains the five factors related to internet non-use.
New: Nearly one-in-ten U.S. adults (8%) get news through Twitter.