7/22: Nearly One in Five Internet Users Regret Online Behavior

July 22, 2011 by  
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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal sent shock waves throughout the nation.  But, can American Internet users relate to Mr. Weiner’s questionable online behavior? ©istockphoto.com/oonal Click Here for Complete July 22, 2011 USA Marist Poll Release and Tables Although 82% of Internet users nationally say they have never sent or said anything over the Internet that they regret, a notable 18% have. Younger Internet users are more likely than older ones to have engaged in regrettable online actions.  24% of Internet users younger than 45 years old compared with 13% of those 45... 

7/14: Half of Social Networkers Online Concerned About Privacy

July 14, 2010 by  
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50% of U.S. residents who have a profile on a social networking site are worried about their privacy.  This includes 27% who are concerned and 23% who are very concerned.  The remaining 50% aren’t too anxious.  29% are not very concerned, and 21% are not concerned at all. ©istockphoto.com/alexsl The oldest Americans are the most worried.  65% of those 60 and older have some degree of concern about their privacy on a social networking site. Women with a social networking profile are more concerned about their privacy than men.  A majority of women — 57% — have some level of anxiety... 

3/15: Intelligent Life Online?

March 15, 2010 by  
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Does the Internet “dumb” Americans down?  That’s the question the Marist Poll asked in its latest national survey.  And, the answer is, “No,” for more than two-thirds.  68% of residents think the Internet makes us smarter while just 23% believe it has made us less intelligent.  9% are unsure. istockphoto.com/Henrik500 Perhaps, one of the most interesting findings is there is no generation gap on this question.  69% of Americans younger than 45 report the Internet makes us more intelligent, and the same proportion of those 45 and older agree. But, women have a slightly better perception... 

12/18: The Twitter “Craze:” Not So Much

December 18, 2009 by  
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A few months ago, you may have thought Twitter was taking over the country, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.  A recent national, Marist poll found only 8% of U.S. residents have accounts with the social networking site.  When Marist last conducted a poll on Twitter use in June, 6% of U.S. residents reported having an account. ©istockphoto.com/mattjeacock Not surprisingly, if you’re younger, you’re more likely to be a member of the Twitterati.  15% of Americans 18 to 29 and 13% of those 30 to 44 report they tweet.  This is compared with 6% of residents 45 to 59 and 3% of those... 

12/18: Social Networks Grow in Popularity Among U.S. Residents

December 18, 2009 by  
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Social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn have yet to convince the majority of U.S. residents to sign up, but if a recent national Marist Poll on the topic is any indication, it’s only a matter of time before they do. ©istockphoto.com/mattjeacock The survey found that 41% of U.S. residents have a profile on a social networking site, a 9 percentage point jump since Marist last asked about social networking in June. Notably, the social networking generation gap may be shrinking.   Although those under age 45 still outnumber the proportion of older Americans who stay connected online,... 

The Future of Technology and Journalism

December 18, 2009 by  
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Sree Sreenivasan is the Dean of Student Affairs at the Columbia University School of Journalism and a contributing editor to DNAinfo. In an interview with the Marist Poll’s John Sparks, Sreenivasan discusses the advent of social networking, training journalists so that they’re equipped for the digital world, and why blogs and traditional news sites can coexist. Listen to the Interview, Part 1: John Sparks Sree, the Marist Institute recently conducted a poll on technology.  We asked U.S. residents if they had a profile on the social networking site like MySpace, Facebook, or LinkedIn.... 

6/12: 6% of Americans Have Twitter Accounts

June 12, 2009 by  
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The buzz over Twitter may have reached a fever pitch, but the social networking service hasn’t yet conquered the American populace.  According to a new Marist Poll, only 6% of U.S. residents have personal Twitter accounts. ©istockphoto.com/Viridian1 However, age, education and income do influence one’s tendency to “tweet.” Thirty and early forty-somethings are slightly more likely than any other age group to use Twitter.  10% of Americans between the ages of 30 and 44 belong to the service.  This compares with 7% of 45 to 59 year olds, 6% of 18 to 29 year olds, and just 3% of... 

6/12: Running Wild with Websites?

June 12, 2009 by  
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Less than one-fifth of Americans say they are going wild with their own personal websites.  Just 18% report they’ve created their own web page compared with 82% who have not. ©istockphoto.com/sweetym So, just who are going digital?  More men than women maintain their own websites — 21% to 14%, respectively.  Not surprisingly, younger Americans and more affluent residents nationwide beat out their counterparts on this question.  21% of those younger than 45 have launched their own online page compared with 15% of those 45 and above.  22% of Americans with an annual household income...