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Who Are Twitter Users?

Twitter logo 3According to a recent study by Pew Research Center, Twitter users tend to be younger, wealthier, more educated and politically more liberal than the rest of the population of the United States, especially those who actually tweet. Interestingly, only …

Rural Areas Not Covered by Local News

Newspaper foldedMany Americans who live in rural areas feel the local news doesn’t cover their area well. It makes sense since many rural newspapers are being bought by larger regional newspapers, or are going out of business. Media generally need as …

Has Growth in Social Media Peaked?

SelfieIt appears social media use among American adults has actually stopped. According to Pew Research Center, among almost all major social media platforms the percentage of American adults using them hasn’t grow over the last year. Some social media …

Pew Plans Less Phone Polling for Research

BloggerTo us, it is no surprise that Pew Research Center has chosen to dramatically reduce phone polling in favor of online polling to gather research data. Recently, we wrote a post on how they viewed the differences between online polling …

How Survey Mode Can Change Results

Question markThe mode of a survey is the way the survey is conducted. Examples of mode are by email, phone, online or letter. The survey mode can change the results, but not always. Pew Research Center has a great, short video …

Millennials End and Gen Z Begins When?

Z 2Each generation has its start and cutoff point. Where these begin and end are important to demographers and how one self-identifies. The selection of dates can be somewhat arbitrary, but often grow in acceptance over time. Also, naming these generations …

Did You Use Cash This Past Week?

CashThe reign of cash as king is quickly fading. More and more Americans are turning to other payment systems. Pew Research Center has been analyzing how many people use cash in a given week and that number is rapidly decreasing. …

Facebook Users Information On Target

Facebook cThough Facebook algorithms mostly classify users as having certain traits and interests accurately, about half the users are uncomfortable with Facebook having this knowledge once they are shown this information. Facebook users can go to this link, about their …

A Good Side to Teen Social Media Use

pexels-cell photo-smallFor the most part, social media use by teens has been viewed by researchers, parents and even teens as fraught with negative outcomes. However, a new study by Pew Research Center is showing that there are positive benefits to be …

YouTube Becoming Go-To For How-To

BloggerAccording to Pew Research Center, YouTube is being used by more and more people to figure out how to do things they’ve never done before. You can count me as one of them. I’ve used YouTube videos to install …