Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis

Internet & TechDecember 15, 2015

Gaming and Gamers

Americans’ attitudes toward games – and the people who play them – are complex and often uncertain.

Internet & TechDecember 11, 2015

Public Interest in Science and Health Linked to Gender, Age and Personality

Fully 32% of online adults say science and technology is among the topics they find most interesting; 37% say health and medicine.

Internet & TechNovember 19, 2015

Searching for Work in the Digital Era

The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.

Internet & TechNovember 10, 2015

Apps Permissions in the Google Play Store

Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.

Internet & TechOctober 29, 2015

Technology Device Ownership: 2015

Smartphone and tablet ownership continues to rise, while the adoption of some digital devices has slowed and even declined in recent years.

Internet & TechOctober 22, 2015

Religion and Science

A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but people’s sense that they do seems to have less to do with their own religious beliefs than their perception of others’ beliefs.

Internet & TechOctober 8, 2015

Social Media Usage: 2005-2015

Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005.

Internet & TechOctober 1, 2015

Teens, Technology and Romantic Relationships

From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives. This report details how teens are using technology and the internet to shape and mold their romantic relationships.

Internet & TechSeptember 15, 2015

Libraries at the Crossroads

Americans believe libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities. Yet, even as the public expresses interest in additional library services, there are signs that the share of Americans visiting libraries has edged downward over the past three years.

Internet & TechSeptember 10, 2015

A Look at What the Public Knows and Does Not Know About Science

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that most Americans can answer basic questions about several scientific terms and concepts, such as the layers of the Earth and the elements needed to make nuclear energy.