Pew Research CenterJune 4, 2018

How Americans have viewed government surveillance and privacy since Snowden leaks

Here are some key findings about Americans’ views of government information-gathering and surveillance, drawn from Pew Research Center surveys since the NSA revelations:

Media & NewsApril 19, 2018

Americans Favor Protecting Information Freedoms Over Government Steps to Restrict False News Online

U.S. adults are mostly against government action that could limit people’s ability to access and publish information online. There is more support for steps by technology companies.

Internet & TechApril 17, 2018

The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World

Many experts say digital life will continue to expand people’s boundaries and opportunities. Yet nearly a third think that people’s overall well-being will be more harmed than helped in coming years.

Internet & TechJanuary 4, 2018

Crossing the Line: What Counts as Online Harassment?

Americans agree that certain behaviors – like direct personal threats – constitute online harassment. But they are more divided on others, such as sending unkind messages or publicly sharing a private conversation.

Internet & TechOctober 19, 2017

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

Experts are split on whether the coming years will see less misinformation online. Those who foresee improvement hope for technological and societal solutions. Others say bad actors using technology can exploit human vulnerabilities.

Internet & TechSeptember 27, 2017

Most Americans think the government could be monitoring their phone calls and emails

Seven-in-ten U.S. adults say it is it likely that their own phone calls and emails are being monitored by the government.

Internet & TechAugust 10, 2017

The Fate of Online Trust in the Next Decade

Many experts say lack of trust won’t hinder increased public reliance on the internet. Some expect trust to grow as tech and regulatory changes arise; others think it will worsen or maybe change entirely.

Internet & TechAugust 8, 2017

Nearly half of those who have been harassed online know their harasser

About one-in-four Americans who have been harassed online say an acquaintance was behind their most recent incident.

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.