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
Lack of broadband can be a key obstacle, especially for job seekers
Americans view trouble in finding work or advancing one’s career as the most significant impediment facing those without broadband.
5 facts about online dating
11% of American adults have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
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.
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.
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.
6 new facts about Facebook
How people are using Facebook and what they like and dislike about the site.
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.