Why some Americans have not changed their privacy and security behaviors
54% of Americans say it would be difficult to find the tools and strategies that would enhance their privacy online and when using cellphones, according to a Pew Research Center report.
The smartphone: An essential travel guide
Americans are turning to their mobile devices to help them get from one place to another; navigation while driving is especially popular.
On social media, mom and dad are watching
Today, 60% of parents have checked their teenagers’ profile on a social networking site.
From Twitter to Instagram, a different #Ferguson conversation
On social media, hashtags have long been used as a shorthand way of organizing a conversation around an event or topic. One widely used hashtag over the past year is #Ferguson, which started after the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., and has since become a kind of connective tissue for […]
What we learned about surveying with mobile apps
No research has compared app-based surveys with polls administered via Web browsers. Our new, experimental work compares the results of these two modes.
6 facts about Americans and their smartphones
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011. Our new report analyzes smartphone ownership and owners’ attitudes and behaviors.
How citizens and investigative journalists handle privacy protection
The public’s muted response on possible government monitoring of their online behavior differs from that of investigative journalists, whose work makes them potential targets for monitoring.
The challenges of using Facebook for research
We wanted to analyze the role Facebook played as a means for people to hear about, discuss and share local news. But getting the data we needed wasn’t easy.
10 facts about technology use in the emerging world
In our survey of thousands of people across 32 emerging and developing nations, we found some notable data points that might have been lost in the fray.
Key takeaways on technology use in emerging and developing nations
Our new report looks at how people perceive the internet’s impact on their lives, how many people access it and who they are, and what people do online.