Internet & TechJul 14, 2015

5 facts about Americans’ views on space exploration

If all went according to plan, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft swept past Pluto this morning just before 8 a.m. Eastern time, offering scientists and the public a glimpse at the previously unexplored edge of the solar universe.

Internet & TechJul 1, 2015

5 key takeaways on what influences Americans’ views of science

Politics are at the center of Americans’ views on many, but not all, science issues. Here are five facts from our new report.

GlobalJun 18, 2015

Growth from Asia drives surge in U.S. foreign students

Asians, especially Chinese, are responsible for most of the sharp increase in foreign students at U.S. colleges and universities. Foreign students are more likely to study science, engineering and math than U.S. students as a whole, especially at the post-baccalaureate level.

GlobalJun 8, 2015

Scientists more worried than public about world’s growing population

Over the course of history, many scientists and activists have raised alarm about population numbers that only increase every year.

Internet & TechJun 1, 2015

The darkest side of online harassment: Menacing behavior

Most online harassment consists of name-calling or trying to embarrass someone, but there is also the darker side of physical threats: stalking, sexual harassment and being harassed for a long period of time.

GlobalMay 29, 2015

What Americans think about NSA surveillance, national security and privacy

Pew Research Center has been studying various dimensions of the issue. Here are some key findings from our public opinion surveys.

Internet & TechMay 19, 2015

More Americans are using social media to connect with politicians

Overall, 16% of registered voters follow candidates for office, political parties, or elected officials on a social networking site.

Internet & TechApr 30, 2015

Racial and ethnic differences in how people use mobile technology

Minority smartphone owners tend to rely more heavily on their phone than whites do for internet access, according to our recent report on smartphone adoption.

Internet & TechApr 29, 2015

For vast majority of seniors who own one, a smartphone equals ‘freedom’

Although seniors tend to lag their younger counterparts in tech adoption, more seniors than those 18-29 describe their smartphone as liberating.

Internet & TechApr 20, 2015

The numbers behind the broadband ‘homework gap’

A new Pew Research Center analysis finds low-income households, especially black and Hispanic ones, make up a disproportionate share of the 5 million with school-age children that lack broadband access.