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.
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.
Online Harassment 2017
Roughly four-in-ten Americans have personally experienced online harassment, and 62% consider it a major problem.
The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?
Despite broad concerns about cyberattacks, outages and privacy violations, most experts believe the Internet of Things will continue to expand successfully the next few years.
The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online
Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.