Internet & Tech Apr. 1, 2015

U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011. Today, 19% rely to some extent on a smartphone for internet access, but connectivity for these users is frequently tenuous.

Fact Tank Apr. 1, 2015

6 facts about Americans and their smartphones

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011. Our new report analyzes smartphone ownership and owners’ attitudes and behaviors.

Internet & Tech Mar. 16, 2015

Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden

Nearly two years after Snowden’s revelations, 87% of Americans say they have heard about U.S. surveillance programs. Among them, 25% say they have changed their own technological behaviors in some way.

Internet & Tech Dec. 30, 2014

Technology’s Impact on Workers

Email remains the most important digital tool for workers. Just 7% of online job holders say the internet makes them less productive at work, but 36% say they spend more time working because of the internet and cell phones.

Internet & Tech Nov. 12, 2014

Public Views of Privacy in Post-Snowden Era

A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.

Internet & Tech Nov. 3, 2014

Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014

28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.

Fact Tank Jul. 8, 2014

CDC: Two of every five U.S. households have only wireless phones

Two of every five U.S. households have no landline phones, but the growth rate of cord-cutting slowed last year.

Fact Tank Apr. 29, 2014

Mobile apps collect information about users, with wide range of permissions

The Supreme Court will hear two cases this term about whether police can search the contents of a mobile device without a warrant.

Mar. 4, 2014

More than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of those ages 25 to 32 have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.

Internet & Tech Feb. 27, 2014

The Web at 25

The World Wide Web, which turns 25 years old this March, is embedded in the lives of Americans: 87% now use the internet, up from just 14% in 1995. This explosive adoption has changed the way Americans get their news, perform their jobs, engage with their government and communicate with friends and family.