Nearly one-in-five teens can’t always finish their homework because of the digital divide
Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home. Some teens are more likely to face digital hurdles when trying to complete their homework.
Internet Connectivity Seen as Having Positive Impact on Life in Sub-Saharan Africa
Most in the region feel positively about the role the internet plays in their countries, but long-standing digital divides between internet haves and have-nots persist.
About a quarter of rural Americans say access to high-speed internet is a major problem
Fast, reliable internet service has become broadly essential. But 24% of rural U.S. adults say access to high-speed internet is a major problem in their community.
Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?
Test your ability to classify 10 news statements as either factual or opinion.
Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News
The politically aware, digitally savvy and those more trusting of the news media fare better in differentiating factual statements from opinions.
Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society
At the same time, the contours of connectivity are shifting: One-in-five Americans (20%) are now ‘smartphone only’ internet users at home.
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.
Across countries, large demographic divides in how often people use the internet and social media for news
People in 38 countries were asked how often they use the internet – as well as how often they use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other sites – to get news.
Publics Globally Want Unbiased News Coverage, but Are Divided on Whether Their News Media Deliver
A global median of 75% want their news media to be unbiased when covering political issues, yet many say the news media do a poor job of reporting on political issues fairly.
How People Approach Facts and Information
People deal in varying ways with tensions about what information to trust and how much they want to learn. Some are interested and engaged with information; others are wary and stressed.