Fact TankDecember 28, 2016

Health issues topped the list of scientific studies reaching wide audiences in 2016

Health care policy, space and evolution led the way.

Fact TankDecember 21, 2016

16 striking findings from 2016

In 2016, Pew Research Center examined an array of topics in America – from immigration to the growing divide between Republicans and Democrats – as well as many from around the globe.

Internet & TechDecember 19, 2016

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.

Fact TankNovember 23, 2016

Who doesn’t read books in America?

About a quarter of American adults (26%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year. Who, exactly, are these non-book readers?

Fact TankNovember 21, 2016

TV still the top source for election results, but digital platforms rise

Nearly nine-in-ten voters who followed the 2016 returns (88%) did so on TV, while 48% used online platforms; 21% used social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.

Internet & TechNovember 18, 2016

Why join the gig economy? For many, the answer is ‘for fun’

Nearly a quarter of Americans say they’ve earned money in the digital “platform economy” in the past year, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Perhaps surprisingly, though, the most commonly cited motivation for these workers is not the pay.

Fact TankNovember 7, 2016

Social media causes some users to rethink their views on an issue

Exposure to a range of new ideas and viewpoints that many social media users encounter can occasionally cause people to change their minds about political issues or candidates.

Fact TankOctober 3, 2016

Smartphones help those without broadband get online, but don’t necessarily bridge the digital divide

Many Americans rely on cell phone internet access due to a lack of broadband at home. But are these devices a good substitute?

Fact TankSeptember 21, 2016

The state of privacy in post-Snowden America

After the June 2013 leaks by Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance of Americans’ communications, Pew Research Center began an in-depth exploration of people’s views and behaviors related to privacy. Here’s what we learned.

Fact TankSeptember 7, 2016

13% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?

Today, 13% of U.S. adults do not use the internet. The latest Pew Research Center analysis shows internet non-adoption is correlated to a number of demographic variables.