Internet & TechJanuary 4, 2019

More Americans are using ride-hailing apps

Today, 36% of U.S. adults say they have ever used a ride-hailing service such as Uber or Lyft. Prominent urban-rural gaps in adoption exist.

Internet & TechDecember 12, 2018

More Americans are making no weekly purchases with cash

Roughly three-in-ten U.S. adults say they make no purchases using cash during a typical week, up slightly from 24% in 2015.

Internet & TechNovember 28, 2018

Teens who are constantly online are just as likely to socialize with their friends offline

Close to half of U.S. teens say they are on the internet “almost constantly.” Yet highly plugged-in youth in America are just as likely as their less-connected peers to socialize regularly with their friends in person.

Internet & TechNovember 5, 2018

Liberal Democrats more likely than other groups to be politically active on social media

Some 44% of liberal Democrats say they have used social media in the past year to encourage others to take action on an issue that was important to them. A similar share (43%) have taken part in a group that shares their interest in a cause.

Internet & TechOctober 26, 2018

Nearly one-in-five teens can’t always finish their homework because of the digital divide

Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home. Some teens are more likely to face digital hurdles when trying to complete their homework.

Internet & TechOctober 24, 2018

8 facts about Americans and Facebook

Around two-thirds of U.S. adults use Facebook, and around four-in-ten get news from the social media platform. Facebook is popular among all demographic groups.

Internet & TechOctober 11, 2018

How social media users have discussed sexual harassment since #MeToo went viral

Amid ongoing discussions about sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond, read five findings about how these issues have been discussed on Twitter and other social media outlets in the past year.

Internet & TechSeptember 28, 2018

Internet, social media use and device ownership in U.S. have plateaued after years of growth

The use of digital technology has had a long stretch of rapid growth in the United States, but the share of Americans who go online, use social media or own key devices has remained stable the past two years.

Internet & TechSeptember 27, 2018

Q&A: How and why we studied teens and cyberbullying

Roughly six-in-ten U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online. Senior Researcher Monica Anderson discusses the methods and meaning behind the data. 

Internet & TechSeptember 17, 2018

5 facts about Americans and video games

Overall, 43% of U.S. adults say they often or sometimes play video games. Gaming is popular among teens – especially teenage boys.