Social Media Usage: 2005-2015
Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005.
Teens Voices: Dating in the Digital Age
From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives. This essay features teens voices as they describe their experience navigating dating in the digital age.
Privacy in 2025: Experts’ Predictions
We canvassed thousands of experts to ask them to predict the future of privacy in America and found they were divided on whether or not a secure, trusted privacy-rights infrastructure would be in place by 2025.
Web IQ Quiz
Test your knowledge of technology and the web by taking our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,066 randomly sampled adult internet users asked the same questions.
What Americans Think About Privacy
The majority of Americans feel their privacy is being challenged in some fundamental ways. Select one of the nine profiles in this interactive to see the variety of perspectives our focus group respondents shared about privacy.
What Kind of Library User Are You?
Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.
Quiz: Online Dating: What’s Your View?
Technology, including online dating, is fundamentally changing the nature of relationships in America. See how your views about online dating stack up with the rest of the population.
Video: The Rise of Online Video
A report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that online video is growing. 78% of online adults watch or download videos online, up from 69% in 2009, and the share of internet users who upload or post video online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31% today.
Interactive: Americans’ Reading Habits Over Time
Explore the changes in Americans’ reading habits, from decreases in printed books to rises in e-books, over time in this interactive.
Infographic: Teens: Median Number of Facebook Friends
Among teen Facebook users, the median number of friends they have on their profiles is around 300.