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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Running for president, and announcing it with a tweet
Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are among just seven major-party presidential candidates who have used online venues to announce entering the race since 2004.
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 […]