Here are several reports that we at perini & associates think are worth reviewing.

Source:  Pew Research Center.  

Note:  Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. “We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions,” according to the PRC.

Technology’s Impact on Workers

For all the technological developments in recent years, email is still critical: Six-in-ten (61%) working internet users say email is “very important” to doing their job. Just 7% of online job holders say the internet makes them less productive at work, but 35% say they spend more time working because of the internet, email and cellphones.

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Social media preferences vary by race and ethnicity

Today, about eight-in-ten Latino, black and white adults who are online use at least one of five social media sites – Facebook, ILatinos', Blacks' Use of Social Medianstagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter. Among these, Facebook stands out as the most widely used platform, regardless of race or ethnicity: About seven-in-ten adult internet users (71%) say they use the site.

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America’s news anchors are less recognizable now, but network news is still alive

NBC’s suspension of anchor Brian Williams from the helm of its flagship evening news program has led to some debate about the future for network television news.

Pew Research Center’s surveys have found that national recognition for America’s top news anchors isn’t what it used to be. Just 27% of Americans recognized a photo of Brian Williams and correctly identified him in 2013 – a far cry from the 47% of Americans who could correctly identify Dan Rather in a 1985 poll.

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