Fact TankFebruary 20, 2014

Behind Facebook’s WhatsApp purchase: A global appetite for texting

A median of 78% of mobile phone owners in emerging countries used their devices for texting.

GlobalFebruary 18, 2014

Which developing nation leads on mobile payments? Kenya

A majority of Kenyans make or receive payments using cell phones.

GlobalFebruary 13, 2014

Interactive: Technology Use and National Income

Technology usage is strongly correlated with national income across the countries surveyed.

Internet & TechJanuary 16, 2014

E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.

Internet & TechNovember 15, 2013

Texting while driving may be common, but it’s illegal in most states

Number of states that ban texting while driving.

Internet & TechOctober 21, 2013

Quiz: Online Dating: What’s Your View?

Technology, including online dating, is fundamentally changing the nature of relationships in America. See how your views about online dating stack up with the rest of the population.

Internet & TechOctober 21, 2013

Online Dating & Relationships

Attitudes about online dating have become more positive in recent years. Currently, one-in-ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app. However, many users also report negative experiences.

Internet & TechOctober 18, 2013

Tablet and E-reader Ownership

The number of Americans ages 16 and older who own tablet computers has grown to 35%, and the share who have e-reading devices like Kindles and Nooks has grown to 24%. Overall, the number of people who have a tablet or an e-book reader among those 16 and older now stands at 43%.

Internet & TechOctober 10, 2013

Video: The Rise of Online Video

A report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that online video is growing. 78% of online adults watch or download videos online, up from 69% in 2009, and the share of internet users who upload or post video online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31% today.

Internet & TechSeptember 19, 2013

Americans Use Their Cellphones for Much More Than Phone Calls

Half of cell owners download apps to their phones and 48% listen to music services. Video calling has tripled since 2011, while texting remains a popular activity.