IIA at the DNC: Campaign Communications

Pew Research Center presents its latest data on campaign communications at our event at the Democratic National Convention, “From Netscape to Snapchat: Politics in the Age of Broadband.”

Pew on Home Broadband

Just before the holidays, Pew released a new report on home broadband adoption in 2015. The full report is available at Pew’s website, but here a few highlights from the findings: • 67% of Americans have broadband at home, which is actually down from the 70% reported in 2013. •...

A Look at Internet Access From Pew

The stat in the above graphic we put together is just one of many interesting facts you’ll find in Pew’s latest research on America Internet access. Some of the other findings: • Age differences: Older adults have lagged behind younger adults in their adoption, but now a clear majority (58%)...

Like Electricity

Pew has released its second report on the state of the Internet at age 25, this time featuring the thoughts of experts on what the Internet will look like in 2025. An excerpt: Information sharing over the Internet will be so effortlessly interwoven into daily life that it will become...

Happy Birthday, Internet

Next month, ye olde World Wide Web turns 25, which is old enough to rent a car in most states. To mark this milestone, Pew has put together a new report on the state of the web today. Some highlights: • 87% of adults now use the Internet in America....

Online, Without Wires

The latest study from Pew examines the current state of mobile Internet usage. As you’d expect, it’s growing at a good clip: 63% of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online, a figure that has doubled since we first started tracking internet usage on cell phones in...

Percentage of the Day

70%, which is the number of American adults who now have high-speed Internet at home, according to the latest numbers from Pew. That’s an increase of 4% from a year ago. As for lingering barriers to broadband adoption, Pew finds: The demographic factors most correlated with home broadband adoption continue...

Dial-Up Still Around

New numbers from Pew show that home broadband access continues to rise, with only a handful of Americans still choosing lower dial-up search speeds (and, unfortunately in some areas, high-speed broadband may not yet be a choice due to policymakers requiring legacy carriers to maintain outdated copper networks): In June...

Mobile Election

New numbers from Pew break down the effect mobile technology has on politics. Some highlights: • 88% of registered voters own a mobile device. • 27% of registered voters keep up with political news on their phone. • 35% have used their phone to look up whether a politician is...