Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption
While many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different.
Many smartphone owners don’t take steps to secure their devices
More than a quarter of owners say they don’t use a screen lock or other security features to access their phone, but most are taking at least some steps for security.
For Pi Day, key figures on math and education in the U.S.
To mark Pi Day, here are four findings about math and education in the United States.
Many ‘password challenged’ internet users don’t take steps that could protect their data
Despite experiences and concerns involving digital privacy, many Americans are not following digital security best practices in their own personal lives.
Record shares of Americans now own smartphones, have home broadband
Here are four key trends illustrating the current technology landscape in America.
Health issues topped the list of scientific studies reaching wide audiences in 2016
Health care policy, space and evolution led the way.
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.
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.
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.
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.