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Horrigan, John B. – Pew Research Center, 2016
For many years concerns about "digital divides" centered primarily on whether people had "access" to digital technologies. Now, those worried about these issues also focus on the degree to which people succeed or struggle when they use technology to try to navigate their environments, solve problems, and make decisions. This…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Surveys, Readiness
Rainie, Lee – Pew Research Center, 2016
The majority of Americans think local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families pretty well and library users often outpace others in learning activities. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide. This report provides statistics on library usage and presents key education services provided…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Role, Library Services, Library Materials
Horrigan, John B. – Pew Research Center, 2016
The analysis in this report is based on a Pew Research Center survey conducted March 7-April 4, 2016, among a national sample of 1,601 adults, 16 years of age or older, living in all 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Fully 401 respondents were interviewed on landline telephones, and 1,200 were interviewed on cellphones, including 667…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, National Surveys, Interviews, Public Opinion
Pew Research Center, 2016
Tectonic changes are reshaping U.S. workplaces as the economy moves deeper into the knowledge-focused age. These changes are affecting the very nature of jobs by rewarding social, communications and analytical skills. They are prodding many workers to think about lifetime commitments to retraining and upgrading their skills. And they may be…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Economic Change, Economic Impact, Educational Needs
Fry, Richard – Pew Research Center, 2016
Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living. This Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives -- where they call home. In 2014, for the first time in more than 130…
Descriptors: Place of Residence, Family Environment, Parent Child Relationship, Adults
Pew Research Center, 2015
Scientific innovations are deeply embedded in national life--in the economy, in core policy choices about how people care for themselves and use the resources around them, and in the topmost reaches of Americans' imaginations. New Pew Research Center surveys of citizens and a representative sample of scientists connected to the American…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Public Opinion, National Surveys, Scientists
Morin, Rich; Brown, Anna; Fry, Rick – Pew Research Center, 2014
For those who question the value of college in this era of soaring student debt and high unemployment, the attitudes and experiences of today's young adults--members of the so-called Millennial generation--provide a compelling answer. On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment--from personal earnings to job…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, College Attendance, Outcomes of Education
Fry, Richard – Pew Research Center, 2014
This report focuses on the family income background of recent college graduates who took on student debt and how the financial profile of borrowers has changed over the past 20 years. Many recent analyses have examined why undergraduates are borrowing more for their education. This analysis seeks to illuminate which undergraduates are increasingly…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Undergraduate Students, Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial)
Pew Research Center, 2014
The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood. Now ranging in age from 18 to 331, they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry--and optimistic about the future. They are also America's most racially diverse…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Young Adults, Social Attitudes, Political Attitudes
Purcell, Kristen; Buchanan, Judy; Friedrich, Linda – Pew Research Center, 2013
A survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers finds that digital technologies are shaping student writing in myriad ways and have also become helpful tools for teaching writing to middle and high school students. These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Pew Research Center, 2013
The public's knowledge of science and technology varies widely across a range of questions on current topics and basic scientific concepts, according to a new quiz by the Pew Research Center and "Smithsonian" magazine. About eight-in-ten Americans (83%) identify ultraviolet as the type of radiation that sunscreen protects against. Nearly…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Scientific Attitudes, Sciences, Technology
Fry, Richard; Taylor, Paul – Pew Research Center, 2013
A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. This milestone is the result of a long-term increase in Hispanic…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Graduates, White Students, College Attendance
Livingston, Gretchen; Cohn, D'Vera – Pew Research Center, 2013
Mothers with infant children in the U.S. today are more educated than they ever have been. In 2011, more than six-in-ten (66%) had at least some college education, while 34% had a high school diploma or less and just 14% lacked a high school diploma, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. These benchmarks…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Trend Analysis
Purcell, Kristen; Heaps, Alan; Buchanan, Judy; Friedrich, Linda – Pew Research Center, 2013
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers shows that digital tools are widely used in their classrooms and professional lives. Yet, many of these high school and middle school teachers worry about digital divides when it comes to their students' access to technology, and those who teach low-income students face obstacles…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Use, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
Wang, Wendy; Taylor, Paul – Pew Research Center, 2011
Throughout history, marriage and parenthood have been linked milestones on the journey to adulthood. But for the young adults of the Millennial Generation, these social institutions are becoming delinked and differently valued. Today's 18- to 29-year-olds value parenthood far more than marriage, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Child Rearing
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