Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy
The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of many Americans, raiding difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide.
Global tech companies see India’s vast offline population as untapped market
Only about a fifth of India’s roughly 1.2 billion people are online, according to a recent Pew Research Center report, and the world’s biggest technology companies are clamoring for this large, untapped user base. Facebook recently tried (and failed) to implement its “Free Basics” internet program, and Google is also vying for the vast Indian […]
Lifelong Learning and Technology
A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many.
15% of American Adults Have Used Online Dating Sites or Mobile Dating Apps
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the past two years, while usage among 55- to 64-year-olds has doubled.
Privacy and Information Sharing: Scenarios
Survey respondents from the report Privacy and Information Sharing were presented with six hypothetical scenarios, each of which involved sharing some level of personal data in exchange for using a product or service.
Privacy and Information Sharing
Many Americans say they might provide personal information in commercial settings, depending on the deal being offered and how much risk they face.
Who plays video games in America?
Though the majority of Americans think most video games players are men, equal numbers of men and women report playing video games. Yet, men are twice as likely to call themselves “gamers.”
Gaming and Gamers
Americans’ attitudes toward games – and the people who play them – are complex and often uncertain.
Job Seeking is Going Mobile
More Americans are using their smartphones during their job search, whether to look up information about a job, create a resume or cover letter, or fill out a job application.
Searching for Work in the Digital Era
The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.