Automation in Everyday Life
Although Americans expect certain positive outcomes from developments in automation, they are worried and concerned about the implications of these technologies for society as a whole.
6 key findings on how Americans see the rise of automation
Although Americans tend to have a positive view of technology overall, this survey finds that the continuing march of new technologies is causing them concern.
Most Americans think the government could be monitoring their phone calls and emails
Seven-in-ten U.S. adults say it is it likely that their own phone calls and emails are being monitored by the government.
About 6 in 10 young adults in U.S. primarily use online streaming to watch TV
The rise of online streaming services such as Netflix and HBO Go has dramatically altered the media habits of Americans, especially young adults.
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.