Friday, January 8, 2016

News from the Pew Research Center


January 07, 2016
Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring
Parents monitor their teen’s digital activities in a number of ways, such as checking browser histories or social media profiles, but using technical means like parental controls is less common. read more >
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Can Likely Voter Models Be Improved?
High-profile polling failures in recent elections have drawn attention to the challenges in using surveys to predict outcomes. Our study examines various methods of determining who is a likely voter. read more >
A New Estimate of the U.S. Muslim Population
Pew Research Center estimates that there were about 3.3 million Muslims of all ages living in the in the U.S. in 2015. Muslims made up about 1% of the total U.S. population last year, and we estimate that that share will double by 2050. read more >
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Millennials’ views of news media, religious organizations grow more negative
Younger generations tend to have more-positive views than their elders of a number of institutions that play a big part in American society. But for some institutions – such as churches and the news media – Millennials’ opinions have become markedly more negative in the past five years. read more >
Technology has become so central to teens’ lives that a significant share of parents now employ a new tool to enforce family rules.
Aaron Smith
Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center
Yes, kids, mom really is watching you online (USA TODAY)
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