Internet & TechAugust 31, 2017

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.

Internet & TechJune 28, 2017

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.

Internet & TechMay 19, 2017

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.

Internet & TechApril 7, 2017

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.

Fact TankNovember 23, 2016

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?

Fact TankSeptember 7, 2016

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.

Fact TankFebruary 18, 2016

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.

Fact TankDecember 8, 2015

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.”

Fact TankOctober 19, 2015

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.

Fact TankSeptember 22, 2015

Who’s left out in a Web-only survey and how it affects results

We surveyed non-Web panel members by mail and assessed how much, if at all, their non-participation would affect the outcome in a poll conducted exclusively online.