Internet & TechDecember 8, 2014

Americans Feel Better Informed Thanks to the Internet

Fully 87% of online Americans say the web helps them learn new things, and 72% say it improves their ability to share ideas. Most enjoy having access to more information, rather than feel overloaded by it.

Internet & TechNovember 25, 2014

What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web

Three-quarters of online Americans know which is bigger, a megabyte or a kilobyte, but only 9% are able to correctly identify the first widely popular graphical web browser. How much do you know about the web and digital technology?

Internet & TechNovember 12, 2014

Public Views of Privacy in Post-Snowden Era

A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.

Internet & TechNovember 3, 2014

Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014

28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.

Internet & TechOctober 29, 2014

Cyber Attacks Likely to Increase Experts Say

Experts believe nations, rogue groups, and malicious individuals will step up their assaults on communications networks, targeting institutions, financial services agencies, utilities, and consumers over the next decade.

Internet & TechOctober 22, 2014

Online Harassment

73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it.

Internet & TechOctober 9, 2014

Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age

Experts foresee changes across all aspects of life as digital connectivity advances. They predict hyper-personalized interactions, 3D holograms, immersive virtual reality and a deepening dependency upon machines as we navigate our lives.

Internet & TechSeptember 10, 2014

How Young Americans Engage With Libraries

Millennials are more likely than older adults to have used a library website in the past year and just as likely to have read a book, but they are among the least likely to say that libraries are important: just 19% say their library’s closing would have a major impact on them.

Internet & TechAugust 26, 2014

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Our case study found people were less likely to discuss the Snowden-NSA story on social media than they were in person. And if they thought their friends and followers disagreed with them, they were less likely to want to discuss the issue at all.

Internet & TechAugust 6, 2014

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

Experts anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of our work and daily lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether these advances will displace more jobs than they create.