Fact Tank Jan. 29, 2016

More Americans using smartphones for getting directions, streaming TV

Smartphone use that goes beyond routine calls and text messages does not appear to be slowing.

Fact Tank Jan. 5, 2016

Pew Research Center will call 75% cellphones for surveys in 2016

We’re making this change to ensure our survey samples properly represent the now roughly half (47%) of U.S. adults who only have a cellphone.

Fact Tank Nov. 25, 2015

Smartphone, computer or tablet? 36% of Americans own all three

For many Americans, one device isn’t enough.

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Internet & Tech Nov. 19, 2015

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.

Internet & Tech Nov. 19, 2015

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.

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Internet & Tech Nov. 10, 2015

Google Play Store Apps Permissions

Pew Research Center performed an analysis of 1,041,336 apps in the Google Play Store as of September 2014 to determine the specific permissions requested by each app.

Internet & Tech Nov. 10, 2015

Apps Permissions in the Google Play Store

Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.

Fact Tank Nov. 10, 2015

Key takeaways on mobile apps and privacy

Six-in-ten app downloaders have chosen not to install an app when they discovered how much personal information the app required in order to use it.

Internet & Tech Aug. 26, 2015

Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette

For many Americans, cellphones are always present and rarely turned off. This creates new social challenges, as people believe that different public and social settings warrant different sensitivities for civil behavior.

Global Apr. 15, 2015

Cell Phones in Africa a Communication Lifeline

The proliferation of mobile phone networks has transformed communications in sub-Saharan Africa. It has also allowed Africans to skip the landline stage of development and jump right to the digital age.