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 & TechJuly 11, 2017

Online Harassment 2017

Roughly four-in-ten Americans have personally experienced online harassment, and 62% consider it a major problem.

Internet & TechJune 6, 2017

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.

Internet & TechMarch 29, 2017

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.

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.