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.
Most Americans – especially Millennials – say libraries can help them find reliable, trustworthy information
Many Americans say they’d benefit from help in finding trustworthy information online, and about eight-in-ten adults say public libraries can help.
The Fate of Online Trust in the Next Decade
Many experts say lack of trust won’t hinder increased public reliance on the internet. Some expect trust to grow as tech and regulatory changes arise; others think it will worsen or maybe change entirely.
Most Americans unaware that as U.S. manufacturing jobs have disappeared, output has grown
Although manufacturing jobs have fallen over the past three decades, improved productivity has kept manufacturing output rising – contrary to what many Americans believe. But over the past few years, productivity growth has been sluggish at best.
Online Harassment 2017
Roughly four-in-ten Americans have personally experienced online harassment, and 62% consider it a major problem.
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.
The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?
Despite broad concerns about cyberattacks, outages and privacy violations, most experts believe the Internet of Things will continue to expand successfully the next few years.
Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults
Nearly two-thirds of those age 65 and older go online and a record share now own smartphones – although many seniors remain relatively divorced from digital life.
Americans have mixed views on policies encouraging broadband adoption
As the FCC continues to address broadband infrastructure and access, Americans have mixed views on two policies designed to encourage broadband adoption.
The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online
Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse.