Key trends shaping technology in 2017
In the past year, Pew Research Center has explored a range of tech-related topics in the news – from online harassment to fake news to net neutrality. Here are some key findings from our research on these and other technology issues.
8% of Americans say they own a drone, while more than half have seen one in operation
While drones have become more prevalent, many Americans have reservations about where and under what circumstances their use should be allowed.
Many Americans, especially blacks and Hispanics, are hungry for help as they sort through information
Many U.S. adults say they would benefit a lot from having at least one of seven different kinds of help in accessing information to help with decision-making.
What Americans expect the future of automation to look like
In the next 20 years, Americans anticipate computer programs that diagnose and treat most diseases, fully automated stores and other technological advances.
The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online
Experts are split on whether the coming years will see less misinformation online. Those who foresee improvement hope for technological and societal solutions. Others say bad actors using technology can exploit human vulnerabilities.
Four-in-ten Americans credit technology with improving life most in the past 50 years
When Americans are asked what has brought the biggest improvement to their lives in the past five decades, they name technology more than any other advancement.
Most Americans would favor policies to limit job and wage losses caused by automation
Americans are apprehensive about a future in which machines take on more of the work currently done by humans, and most are supportive of policies aimed at cushioning the economic impact of widespread automation, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Shareable facts on Americans’ views and attitudes toward automation technologies
Key findings from a @pewresearch study of Americans’ views of and experiences with automation
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.