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Researchers: More U.S. mothers staying at home because of unemployment

More mothers in the United States are staying home, but the increase is linked more to unemployment and demographic changes than to choice, a study published Tuesday suggested. In 2012, nearly one in three mothers, or 29 percent, did not work outside the home, up from 23 percent in 1999,…

There are reasons to be cautiously cheerful about the state of U.S. news media: Pew

There are reasons to be cheerful about the future of news media, according to the latest review of the industry in the United States by the Pew Research Centre. It believes the news business looks a little healthier than of late, thanks in part to an influx of new investors…

67 percent of committed couples have shared a password: Pew

Sure, there's trust. But there's also the internet.  A new Pew Research study of the impact of the internet and cell phones on committed relationships reports that 67 percent of committed couples have shared a password with a partner or spouse. Online……

Ink-and-paper books are still more popular than e-books in the U.S.

A Pew Research Center study release on Thursday showed that US readers reach for ink-and-paper books despite the rising popularity of tablets and digital works. While the portion of people who read e-books grew in the past year, most adults in the United States opted for print editions during that…

Payment via smartphone ‘going mainstream’ soon

Using smartphones or tablets as digital “wallets” will be common within a decade, largely replacing cash and credit cards, according to a Pew Research survey released on Tuesday. Sixty-five percent of “technology stakeholders and critics” who responded to an opt-in poll by Pew Research and Elon University Imagining the Internet…

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