Internet & TechMarch 22, 2017

Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz

A majority of online adults can identify a strong password and know the risks of using public Wi-Fi. Yet, many struggle with more technical cybersecurity concepts.

Internet & TechMarch 22, 2017

What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity

A majority of internet users can answer fewer than half the questions correctly on a difficult knowledge quiz about cybersecurity issues and concepts.

Internet & TechMarch 15, 2017

Many smartphone owners don’t take steps to secure their devices

More than a quarter of owners say they don’t use a screen lock or other security features to access their phone, but most are taking at least some steps for security.

Internet & TechJanuary 26, 2017

Many ‘password challenged’ internet users don’t take steps that could protect their data

Despite experiences and concerns involving digital privacy, many Americans are not following digital security best practices in their own personal lives.

Internet & TechJanuary 26, 2017

Americans and Cybersecurity

Many Americans do not trust modern institutions to protect their personal data – even as they frequently neglect cybersecurity best practices in their own personal lives.

Fact TankSeptember 21, 2016

The state of privacy in post-Snowden America

After the June 2013 leaks by Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance of Americans’ communications, Pew Research Center began an in-depth exploration of people’s views and behaviors related to privacy. Here’s what we learned.

Fact TankMarch 10, 2016

8 conversations shaping technology

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

Pew Research CenterFebruary 22, 2016

More Support for Justice Department Than for Apple in Dispute Over Unlocking iPhone

As the standoff between the Department of Justice and Apple Inc. continues over an iPhone used by one of the suspects in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, 51% say Apple should unlock the iPhone to assist the ongoing FBI investigation.

Fact TankFebruary 19, 2016

Americans feel the tensions between privacy and security concerns

Much of the focus has been on government surveillance, though there are also significant concerns about how businesses use data.

Fact TankJanuary 14, 2016

How Americans balance privacy concerns with sharing personal information: 5 key findings

Many are in an “It depends” frame of mind when they consider this central trade-off in the digital era.