Internet & TechJuly 11, 2018

Activism in the Social Media Age

As the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag turns 5 years old, a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media’s impact on political and civic engagement

Internet & TechJune 28, 2018

Public Attitudes Toward Technology Companies

A majority of Republicans say technology firms support the views of liberals over conservatives and that social media platforms censor political viewpoints. Still, Americans tend to feel that these firms benefit them and – to a lesser degree – society

Media & NewsApril 19, 2018

Americans Favor Protecting Information Freedoms Over Government Steps to Restrict False News Online

U.S. adults are mostly against government action that could limit people’s ability to access and publish information online. There is more support for steps by technology companies.

Internet & TechDecember 28, 2016

‘We the People’: Five Years of Online Petitions

Americans used President Obama’s “We the People” online petitioning system to address health care, veterans’ issues and illnesses among other issues. But the impact of petitions was modest and varied.

Fact TankOctober 12, 2016

Americans more tolerant of offensive speech than others in the world

Enshrined in the Bill of Rights, free expression is a bedrock American principle, and Americans tend to express stronger support for free expression than many others around the world.

Fact TankApril 19, 2016

5 ways Americans and Europeans are different

Americans and Europeans often have different perspectives on individualism, the role of government, free expression, religion and morality.

Fact TankFebruary 23, 2016

Broad support for internet freedom around the world

Many people around the world consider free expression in cyberspace to be a fundamental right.

Fact TankNovember 20, 2015

40% of Millennials OK with limiting speech offensive to minorities

That’s compared with 27% of Gen Xers and 24% of Boomers who say the same.

Pew Research CenterNovember 18, 2015

Global Support for Free Expression

There is global support for free expression, including free speech, free press and freedom on the internet. Americans, along with Latin Americans and Europeans, stand out in their opposition to government censorship.