Key takeaways on mobile apps and privacy
Six-in-ten app downloaders have chosen not to install an app when they discovered how much personal information the app required in order to use it.
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.
Digital romance: How teen boys and girls differ
Thanks to texting and social media, teens today have many more ways to reach out to a crush than in the analog days of using the family telephone and passing notes in the hallways.
6 facts about teen romance in the digital age
A new Pew Research Center survey of 13- t0 17-year-olds examines how teens flirt, date and even break up in the digital age.
The race gap in science knowledge
When asked a series of 12 science-related questions, whites, on average, fared better than blacks or Hispanics. What’s behind this knowledge gap?
On Grandparents Day, will you call, text or write?
With Grandparents Day coming up this Sunday, it’s a good time to look at how often and by what means Americans keep in touch with the eldest members of their families.
Men catch up with women on overall social media use
Some 73% of online men use social media, on par with the 80% of online women who say they do so. But there are still some gender differences on specific platforms.
How having smartphones (or not) shapes the way teens communicate
It may seem as if basic or flip phones are a thing of the past, given that 73% of teens have a smartphone. But that still leaves 15% of teens who only have a basic cellphone and 12% who have none at all, and it makes a difference in the way each group communicates.
For teens, phone calls are reserved for closer relationships
Texting is the most common and frequent way that teens communicate with all types of friends, but they haven’t abandoned phone calling – especially among their closest friends.
Amid debate over labeling GM foods, most Americans believe they’re unsafe
The debate over the safety of genetically modified foods has put state lawmakers who favor requiring labeling of these products at odds with counterparts in Congress who oppose it. Americans’ concerns about GM foods are providing the backdrop: A majority of them believe such foods are generally unsafe to eat.