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Purcell, Kristen

Kristen Purcell is the associate director for research at Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University, where she specialized in mass media and cognition. At Pew, Kristen leads the design, implementation and analysis of nationally representative surveys, special population surveys, focus groups and interviews exploring the impact of the internet on Americans’ social and civic lives. She has authored reports on online news and information consumption, online video, and the burgeoning apps culture. Prior to joining Pew Research Center, Kristen was a senior survey researcher at Mathematica Policy Research and at Princeton Survey Research Associates International, where she designed and implemented national studies of critical policy and public health issues for foundations, non-profits, academic institutions and government agencies.


Pew Internet & American Life Project

The Pew Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The Project produces reports exploring the impact...


Lenhart, Amanda

Amanda directs the Pew Internet & American Life Project's research on teens, children and...

Rainie, Lee

Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non...

Session Goulet, Lauren

Lauren ("Loi") is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at...

Smith, Aaron

Aaron’s primary areas of research with the Project include the role of the internet in the...

Zickuhr, Kathryn

Kathryn updates the Pew Internet & American Life Project's website and maintains its...

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