6 takeaways about teen friendships in the digital age
Our latest report focuses on how teens develop and sustain friendships in the digital age, including where they meet, communicate and spend time with friends.
15% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?
The latest Pew Research analysis also shows that internet non-adoption is correlated to a number of demographic variables, including age, educational attainment, household income, race and ethnicity, and community type.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 facts about online dating
11% of American adults have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
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.