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Networked Families: Have cellphones and the Internet had a positive effect on the American family? A study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project discusses this question. The study, "Networked Families," is based on the results from a phone survey of more than 2,000 adults conducted between December 2007 and January 2008. One fourth of the respondents believe their families are closer "than their own family when they were growing up" because of these technologies. Fifty-six percent of respondents who live with a child or partner state they eat dinner with their household members every day. Twenty-five percent report a decline in television viewing because of the Internet.