Internet & TechDecember 12, 2017

Nearly half of Americans use digital voice assistants, mostly on their smartphones

Voice-controlled digital assistants are being incorporated into a wide range of consumer products, and many U.S. adults say they now use these applications.

Internet & TechSeptember 27, 2017

Most Americans think the government could be monitoring their phone calls and emails

Seven-in-ten U.S. adults say it is it likely that their own phone calls and emails are being monitored by the government.

Internet & TechMay 25, 2017

A third of Americans live in a household with three or more smartphones

The growing prevalence of cellphones comes as the typical American household now contains a wide range of connected devices.

Internet & TechApril 10, 2017

Americans have mixed views on policies encouraging broadband adoption

As the FCC continues to address broadband infrastructure and access, Americans have mixed views on two policies designed to encourage broadband adoption.

Internet & TechMarch 15, 2017

Many smartphone owners don’t take steps to secure their devices

More than a quarter of owners say they don’t use a screen lock or other security features to access their phone, but most are taking at least some steps for security.

Fact TankJune 30, 2016

Sharing and on-demand services attract a small but active group of ‘super users’

The sharing and on-demand economy has grown in the U.S., and some Americans are “super users”: 7% have used six or more shared and on-demand online services.

Fact TankMay 20, 2016

How Americans define the sharing economy

In our survey, we asked respondents who had heard of the sharing economy to tell us – in their own words – how they would describe the term.

Fact TankMarch 26, 2015

The challenges of using Facebook for research

We wanted to analyze the role Facebook played as a means for people to hear about, discuss and share local news. But getting the data we needed wasn’t easy.

Fact TankMarch 23, 2015

On Twitter, local news is hard to find

Here’s a rundown of what worked and what didn’t in using Twitter for our research of three local news ecosystems.

Fact TankMay 15, 2014

Net neutrality: A made-for-web debate