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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 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.

Fact TankNovember 10, 2015

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.

Pew Research CenterOctober 29, 2015

Technology Device Ownership: 2015

Smartphone and tablet ownership continues to rise, while the adoption of some digital devices has slowed and even declined in recent years.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 22, 2015

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.

Fact TankAugust 26, 2015

Manners 2.0: Key findings about etiquette in the digital age

Our “always-on” mobile connectivity is changing the nature of public spaces and social gatherings. It’s also rewriting social norms of what is rude and what is acceptable behavior.

Pew Research CenterAugust 26, 2015

Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette

For many Americans, cellphones are always present and rarely turned off. This creates new social challenges, as people believe that different public and social settings warrant different sensitivities for civil behavior.

Fact TankAugust 20, 2015

How having smartphones (or not) shapes the way teens communicate

It may seem as if basic or flip phones are a thing of the past, given that 73% of teens have a smartphone. But that still leaves 15% of teens who only have a basic cellphone and 12% who have none at all, and it makes a difference in the way each group communicates.

Pew Research CenterAugust 19, 2015

Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015

36% of adult smartphone owners use messaging apps, while 17% use apps that automatically delete sent messages. These types of apps are adding to an already complex terrain of digital and social communication. Meanwhile, social media platforms continue to attract dedicated users.