John B. Horrigan


Lifelong learning and technology

A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many and differences in education and income are a hallmark of people’s learning activities. Most Americans...

Internet typology: the mobile difference

Until now, it has not been clear how mobile access interacts with traditional wireline online behavior. Does availability of mobile access crowd out desktop access? Does it draw some users further into digital lifestyles? Cast a glance at any coffee shop, train station or airport...

When technology fails

Modern information and communication technologies open doors to a wealth of information. But many users find it difficult to set up these devices and frustrating when they break. According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, nearly half...

Home broadband adoption 2008

Adoption stalls for low-income Americans even as many broadband users opt for premium services that give them more speed. Some 55% of all adult Americans now have a high-speed internet connection at home. The percentage of Americans with broadband at home has grown from 47%...

Seeking science in cyberspace

Forty million Americans use the internet as their primary source of news and information about science and 87% of online users have at one time used the internet to carry out research on a scientific topic or concept. As a primary source for science information...