5 facts about Americans and video games
Overall, 43% of U.S. adults say they often or sometimes play video games. Gaming is popular among teens – especially teenage boys.
Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook
Just over half of Facebook users have adjusted privacy settings in the past year. Around four-in-ten have taken a break from checking for several weeks or more.
Declining share of Americans would find it very hard to give up TV
Just 31% of Americans say it would be very hard to give up their TV, down from 2006. In contrast, roughly half of cellphone owners say it would be very hard to give up their cellphone.
Who doesn’t read books in America?
About a quarter of American adults say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year.
About a quarter of U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online
As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, 26% of American adults now report that they go online almost constantly.
Nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks
Though Americans increasingly listen to audiobooks, print books remain the most popular format for reading.
11% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?
Age, household income, and education are key indicators of a person’s likelihood to be offline.
First-time internet users: Who they are and what they do when they get online
Having access to the internet did not lead to more online exploration for some new internet users, and some had difficulties with the tablets.
Smartphones help blacks, Hispanics bridge some – but not all – digital gaps with whites
Blacks and Hispanics have mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers in shares similar to whites.
10 facts about smartphones as the iPhone turns 10
As the iPhone turns 10 years old this week, take a look back at the broader story about the ways mobile devices have changed how people interact.