Associate Director, Research
Aaron Smith is associate director of research at the Pew Research Center. He is an expert in the 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. Smith is a native Texan and received a bachelor’s and a master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.