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September 14, 2017 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Pew Research Center Studies Information Engagement

Pew Research Center’s Internet & Tech division released a new report, “How People Approach Facts and Information.” Several elements stand out when it comes to people’s enthusiasm for learning new information: “their level of trust in information sources and their interest in learning, particularly about digital skills. It turns out there are times when these factors align—that is, when people trust information sources and they are eager to learn, or when they distrust sources and have less interest in learning. There are other times when these factors push in opposite directions: people are leery of information sources but enthusiastic about learning.”

The report finds that 38% of adults “are in groups that have relatively strong interest and trust in information sources and learning,” and 49% are in “groups that are relatively disengaged and not very enthusiastic about information or about gaining more training, especially when it comes to navigating digital information.” There are 13% of adults in the middle: “They are not particularly trusting of information sources, but they show higher interest in learning than those in the more information-wary groups.”

For more information, read the report’s summary.



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