Pew Research CenterAugust 21, 2017

Highly ideological members of Congress have more Facebook followers than moderates do

In both legislative chambers, members’ ideology is a strong predictor of the number of people who follow them on Facebook.

Internet & TechJuly 25, 2017

1 in 4 black Americans have faced online harassment because of their race or ethnicity

Although online harassment can take many forms, some minority groups in America more frequently encounter harassment that carries racial overtones.

Internet & TechJuly 24, 2017

Democrats more likely than Republicans to say online harassment is a major problem

Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to have been harassed online because of their political views, but there are some notable differences in how members of each party view the issue of online harassment.

Internet & TechJuly 14, 2017

Men, women experience and view online harassment differently

Among women who have experienced any form of online harassment, 35% say they found their most recent incident to be “extremely” or “very” upsetting.

Internet & TechJuly 11, 2017

Q&A: How and why Pew Research Center surveyed Americans on online harassment

Read a Q&A with Maeve Duggan, Pew Research Center research associate, on our survey examining online harassment in the United States.

Internet & TechJuly 11, 2017

Key takeaways on how Americans view – and experience – online harassment

Most Americans say that online harassment is a major problem, and many look to a host of institutions to curtail online abuse.

Internet & TechDecember 28, 2016

‘We the People’: Five Years of Online Petitions

Americans used President Obama’s “We the People” online petitioning system to address health care, veterans’ issues and illnesses among other issues. But the impact of petitions was modest and varied.

Internet & TechNovember 11, 2016

Social Media Update 2016

The share of Americans who use Facebook is on the rise: 79% of online adults use the platform, more than double the share that uses Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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 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.