Smartphones help those without broadband get online, but don’t necessarily bridge the digital divide
Many Americans rely on cell phone internet access due to a lack of broadband at home. But are these devices a good substitute?
More than half of smartphone users get news alerts, but few get them often
More than half of U.S. smartphone users say they get push notifications on their phones’ screens, but only about half of those who ever get these alerts click through to the full story.
Digital Divide Narrows for Latinos as More Spanish Speakers and Immigrants Go Online
The long-standing divide in internet use between U.S. Hispanics and whites is now at its narrowest point since 2009, as immigrant and Spanish-dominant Latinos make big strides in going online.
Facebook, Twitter play different roles in connecting mobile readers to news
Facebook sends by far the most mobile readers to news sites of any social media site, while Twitter mobile users spend more engaged time with news content.
8 conversations shaping technology
For SXSW, we gathered key facts about Americans’ views and uses of technology.
English-speaking Asian Americans stand out for their technology use
Discussions of the “digital divide” often touch on race and ethnicity – and the narrative is usually that whites lead in technology adoption while other racial or ethnic groups struggle to keep up. But that’s not the case for English-speaking Asian Americans.
More Americans using smartphones for getting directions, streaming TV
Smartphone use that goes beyond routine calls and text messages does not appear to be slowing.
Advances in Telephone Survey Sampling
Telephone surveys face numerous challenges, but some positive developments have emerged, principally with respect to sampling.
Key takeaways on mobile apps and privacy
Six-in-ten app downloaders have chosen not to install an app when they discovered how much personal information the app required in order to use it.
Coverage Error in Internet Surveys
With 89% of U.S. adults online, survey research is rapidly moving to the Web. But 89% is not 100%, and surveys that include only those who use the internet run the risk of producing biased results.