Internet & TechMay 19, 2016

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy

The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of many Americans, raiding difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide.

Fact TankMay 9, 2016

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.

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.

Fact TankMarch 10, 2016

8 conversations shaping technology

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

Fact TankFebruary 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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 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.

Fact TankJanuary 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.

Pew Research CenterDecember 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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 18, 2015

Advances in Telephone Survey Sampling

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