Fact Tank Jun. 1, 2015

The darkest side of online harassment: Menacing behavior

Most online harassment consists of name-calling or trying to embarrass someone, but there is also the darker side of physical threats: stalking, sexual harassment and being harassed for a long period of time.

Internet & Tech May. 20, 2015

Americans’ Views on Privacy and Security

Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident that the government agencies or businesses that collect data about them can keep that information private and secure.

Fact Tank May. 7, 2015

On UK elections, the talk on Twitter is largely negative

A new Pew Research Center analysis of the months leading up to election day finds that four of the six parties studied received more negative commentary than positive.

Fact Tank Apr. 30, 2015

Racial and ethnic differences in how people use mobile technology

Minority smartphone owners tend to rely more heavily on their phone than whites do for internet access, according to our recent report on smartphone adoption.

Fact Tank Apr. 29, 2015

For vast majority of seniors who own one, a smartphone equals ‘freedom’

Although seniors tend to lag their younger counterparts in tech adoption, more seniors than those 18-29 describe their smartphone as liberating.

Fact Tank Apr. 20, 2015

The numbers behind the broadband ‘homework gap’

A new Pew Research Center analysis finds low-income households, especially black and Hispanic ones, make up a disproportionate share of the 5 million with school-age children that lack broadband access.

Fact Tank Apr. 20, 2015

5 facts about online dating

11% of American adults have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.

Fact Tank Apr. 17, 2015

Running for president, and announcing it with a tweet

Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are among just seven major-party presidential candidates who have used online venues to announce entering the race since 2004.

Fact Tank Apr. 14, 2015

Why some Americans have not changed their privacy and security behaviors

54% of Americans say it would be difficult to find the tools and strategies that would enhance their privacy online and when using cellphones, according to a Pew Research Center report.

Fact Tank Apr. 14, 2015

The smartphone: An essential travel guide

Americans are turning to their mobile devices to help them get from one place to another; navigation while driving is especially popular.