Media & NewsMay 5, 2016

Long-Form Reading Shows Signs of Life in Our Mobile News World

On cellphones, longer news stories get about twice the engaged time from readers as shorter pieces do. They also get roughly the same number of visitors.

Internet & TechMarch 10, 2016

8 conversations shaping technology

For SXSW, we gathered key facts about Americans’ views and uses of technology.

Internet & TechFebruary 18, 2016

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.

Internet & TechFebruary 11, 2016

15% of American Adults Have Used Online Dating Sites or Mobile Dating Apps

The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the past two years, while usage among 55- to 64-year-olds has doubled.

Internet & TechJanuary 29, 2016

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.

Internet & TechDecember 21, 2015

Home Broadband 2015

The share of Americans with broadband at home has plateaued: It now stands at 67%, down slightly from 70% in 2013. At the same time, more Americans rely only on their smartphones for online access.

Internet & TechNovember 19, 2015

Searching for Work in the Digital Era

The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.

MethodsNovember 18, 2015

Advances in Telephone Survey Sampling

Telephone surveys face numerous challenges, but some positive developments have emerged, principally with respect to sampling.

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Internet & TechNovember 10, 2015

Google Play Store Apps Permissions

Pew Research Center performed an analysis of 1,041,336 apps in the Google Play Store as of September 2014 to determine the specific permissions requested by each app.

Internet & TechNovember 10, 2015

Apps Permissions in the Google Play Store

Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.