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Aaron Smith is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. He is an expert in┬áthe growing impact of mobile technologies, the role of the internet in connecting Americans to political and civic issues, and ongoing demographic trends in technology adoption. He has conducted recent research on views on the future of technology, African Americans and technology use, and online dating and relationships.┬áSmith is a native Texan and received a bachelor’s and a master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.