About

Lee Rainie

Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project | US 

Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non-partisan "fact tank" that studies the social impact of the Internet.

The Project has issued more than 300 reports based on its surveys that examine people's online activities and the Internet's role in their lives. Mr. Rainie is a co-author of Up for Grabs, Hopes and Fears, Ubiquity, Mobility, Security, and Challenges and Opportunities – a series of books about the future of the Internet. He also co-authored a book with sociologist Barry Wellman about the social impact of technology, published by MIT Press in 2012. Its title is Networked: The New Social Operating System.

Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Mr. Rainie was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a master's degree in political science from Long Island University.