First-time internet users: Who they are and what they do when they get online
Having access to the internet did not lead to more online exploration for some new internet users, and some had difficulties with the tablets.
Smartphones help blacks, Hispanics bridge some – but not all – digital gaps with whites
Blacks and Hispanics have mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers in shares similar to whites.
10 facts about smartphones as the iPhone turns 10
As the iPhone turns 10 years old this week, take a look back at the broader story about the ways mobile devices have changed how people interact.
Digital gap between rural and nonrural America persists
Despite making digital gains in recent years, rural Americans remain less likely than nonrural adults to have home broadband, smartphones and other devices.
Disabled Americans are less likely to use technology
Even as a growing share of disabled Americans report going online or owning a smartphone, the digital divide between those who have a disability and those who don’t remains large.
Who doesn’t read books in America?
About a quarter of American adults (26%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year. Who, exactly, are these non-book readers?
13% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?
Today, 13% of U.S. adults do not use the internet. The latest Pew Research Center analysis shows internet non-adoption is correlated to a number of demographic variables.
English-speaking Asian Americans stand out for their technology use
Discussions of the “digital divide” often touch on race and ethnicity – and the narrative is usually that whites lead in technology adoption while other racial or ethnic groups struggle to keep up. But that’s not the case for English-speaking Asian Americans.
One-fifth of Americans report going online ‘almost constantly’
As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, some 21% of Americans now report that they go online “almost constantly.”
Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds
The number of book readers has dipped a bit from the previous year and the number of e-book readers has remained flat.