About one-in-ten Americans (11%) describe themselves as libertarian and know what the term means. 

pewinternet:

Internet adoption in India is up — about 3/4 of the population own cell phones, and the country recently surpassed 100 million active Facebook users. Online news consumption is also increasing.

A growing number of news companies are making plays for India’s growing digital market, with The Huffington Post being the latest entrant.

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Worldwide, the number of people 65 and older is projected to triple by mid-century, from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050. In the U.S., the population of seniors is expected to slightly more than double, from 41 to 86 million.
See more projections for the global population in 2050.

Worldwide, the number of people 65 and older is projected to triple by mid-century, from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050. In the U.S., the population of seniors is expected to slightly more than double, from 41 to 86 million.

See more projections for the global population in 2050.

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The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, quickly became a national news story on mainstream and social media last week. A new Pew Research Center analysis of media coverage of the event and subsequent protests finds that the story emerged on Twitter before cable, but the trajectory of attention quickly rose in tandem, peaking on both mediums the day after two journalists were arrested and protests turned more violent.

The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, quickly became a national news story on mainstream and social media last week. A new Pew Research Center analysis of media coverage of the event and subsequent protests finds that the story emerged on Twitter before cable, but the trajectory of attention quickly rose in tandem, peaking on both mediums the day after two journalists were arrested and protests turned more violent.

How public reactions to the events in Ferguson compared to those after the death of Trayvon Martin.
What do you think?
pewinternet:

In light of the Ferguson happenings, here’s a look at how news breaks and conversations spread on Twitter.
More — 8 key takeaways about social media and the news. Half of Facebook and Twitter users get news on those sites as do 62% of reddit users. 

pewinternet:

In light of the Ferguson happenings, here’s a look at how news breaks and conversations spread on Twitter.

More — 8 key takeaways about social media and the news. Half of Facebook and Twitter users get news on those sites as do 62% of reddit users. 

startorrent02:

pewresearch:

Following the events in Ferguson? We’re out with our new survey showing what the public thinks. Dig in here.
 

what about other minorities? Is there data on that as well?

Good question. Here’s a chart with more demographic breaks.

startorrent02:

pewresearch:

Following the events in Ferguson? We’re out with our new survey showing what the public thinks. Dig in here.

 

what about other minorities? Is there data on that as well?

Good question. Here’s a chart with more demographic breaks.

What news are you following?
Following the events in Ferguson? We’re out with our new survey showing what the public thinks. Dig in here.
 

Following the events in Ferguson? We’re out with our new survey showing what the public thinks. Dig in here.

 

katiecouric:

Technology is changing the world, but what does changing technology mean for employment? Pew Research surveyed nearly 1,900 experts to see what they think.  (via Pew Research)

pewinternet:

The same % of the public is following Ferguson as the news of Robin Williams’ death.
(From a new report on reactions to Ferguson police shooting)

pewinternet:

The same % of the public is following Ferguson as the news of Robin Williams’ death.

(From a new report on reactions to Ferguson police shooting)