Mary Madden

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Mary Madden is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. She is a nationally recognized expert on trends in social media use, online privacy management, and the impact of digital media on teens and parents. In addition to authoring reports and disseminating new findings to the public, Madden assists in the development of research partnerships. Prior to joining the Pew Research Center, Madden worked as a research assistant at Georgetown University. Madden holds a master’s with distinction from Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology program and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in English. She has been with the center since 2002, and has authored over forty reports during her tenure. Madden is a frequent public speaker and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio, among others, regarding her research.

2 March 2017

This report finds that teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about.

21 May 2013

This report finds that teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps...

13 March 2013

Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go...

14 November 2012

This report looks at some steps parents are taking to observe, discuss, and check up on their children’s digital footprints.

Most parents of...

14 August 2009

As the audience for online video continues to grow, a leading edge of internet users are migrating their viewing from their computer screens to their TV screens. At the same time, more cell phone...

2 July 2009

In the decade since Napster’s launch, selling recorded music has become as much of an art as making the music itself.

The music industry has been on the front lines of the...

30 September 2008

Just over half of American adults (53%) say that they are currently employed with full or part-time work. Among those who are employed, 62% could be considered "Networked Workers" who use the...

3 September 2008

Currently, 19 per cent of internet users in the US say they have downloaded a podcast so they could listen to it or view it later. Podcasting has yet to become a fixture in the everyday lives of...

7 January 2008

Content creation by teenagers continues to grow, with 64% of online teenagers ages 12 to 17 engaging in at least one type of content creation, up from 57% of online teens in 2004. The use of...

20 December 2007

The vast array of data points that make up "personal information" in the age of online media are nearly impossible to quantify or neatly define. Name, address, and phone number are just the basics...