Information Overload? Not Everybody Is Feeling It, Pew Study Says

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Blog Post
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Laura Roman
Source Date: 12/7/2016
Source Name: Information Overload? Not Everybody Is Feeling It, Pew Study Says
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As I write this I have 42 Internet tabs open, across four browsers, and I feel completely at ease. Apparently, I’m not alone. A new Pew Research Center study found that most Americans are not overloaded by information, or at least, they don’t feel they are. In April, Pew surveyed 1,520 Americans 18 and older. According to the study, 20 percent of Americans feel overloaded by information — down from 27 percent a decade ago. In fact, three-quarters of Americans like having a lot of information at their disposal. Two-thirds of the respondents said that having more information actually helps to simplify their lives.

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