Aaron Smith is a senior researcher for the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. His primary areas of research include the role of the internet in the political process, technology in civic life and online engagement with government. Read full bio

Apr. 20, 2015

5 facts about online dating

11% of American adults have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.

Apr. 14, 2015

The smartphone: An essential travel guide

Americans are turning to their mobile devices to help them get from one place to another; navigation while driving is especially popular.

Dec. 4, 2014

Half of online Americans don’t know what a privacy policy is

Our true/false statement question asked, “When a company posts a privacy policy, it ensures that the company keeps confidential all the information it collects on users.” Half of online Americans answered incorrectly.

Apr. 21, 2014

Men more optimistic than women about future technological changes

There are some striking differences between women and men in their hopes and fears about the future.

Apr. 17, 2014

From teleportation to robot servants: Americans’ predictions and dreams for the future

Americans see the next half-century as a period of profound scientific change, but they don’t agree on what will or won’t come to pass.

Feb. 3, 2014

6 new facts about Facebook

How people are using Facebook and what they like and dislike about the site.

Jan. 2, 2014

More than half of cell owners affected by ‘distracted walking’

More than half of all adult cellphone owners have been on the giving or receiving end of a distracted walking encounter.

May. 8, 2013

Wishing mom a happy mother’s day…on Facebook