Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption
While many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different.
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.
For Pi Day, key figures on math and education in the U.S.
To mark Pi Day, here are four findings about math and education in the United States.
A look at historically black colleges and universities as Howard turns 150
As Howard University celebrates its 150th anniversary, learn more about America’s historically black colleges and universities and the students who attend.
African immigrant population in U.S. steadily climbs
African immigrants make up a small share of the U.S. immigrant population, but their numbers are growing – roughly doubling every decade since 1970.
Many ‘password challenged’ internet users don’t take steps that could protect their data
Despite experiences and concerns involving digital privacy, many Americans are not following digital security best practices in their own personal lives.
Among high school seniors, interest in science varies by race, ethnicity
Asian and Pacific Islander high school seniors are the most likely to say they like science, while blacks are the least likely.
Most Americans don’t pay extra to support worker-friendly businesses
Around half of Americans say the question of working conditions is indeed important to them, though fewer are actually willing to pay more to support businesses that are seen as worker-friendly.
Younger generations stand out in their beliefs about organic, GM foods
Younger adults are more likely than older adults to think organic foods are better for their health and to believe GM foods are worse.
Most Americans take conflicting food studies in stride
While a majority of Americans encounter conflicting news stories about food and healthy eating, most see it as a sign of continued progress in food science.