Internet & TechSeptember 10, 2018

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.

Media & NewsJune 18, 2018

Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?

Test your ability to classify 10 news statements as either factual or opinion.

Media & NewsJune 18, 2018

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.

Internet & TechApril 30, 2018

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.

Internet & TechMarch 5, 2018

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.

GlobalJanuary 11, 2018

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.

Internet & TechSeptember 11, 2017

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.

Internet & TechAugust 31, 2017

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.

Internet & TechJune 28, 2017

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.

Internet & TechMay 19, 2017

Digital gap between rural and nonrural America persists

Despite making digital gains in recent years, rural Americans remain less likely than nonrural adults to have home broadband, smartphones and other devices.