GlobalFebruary 5, 2019

Smartphone Ownership Is Growing Rapidly Around the World, but Not Always Equally

Whether in advanced or emerging economies, younger people, those with higher levels of education and those with higher incomes are more likely to be digitally connected.

Internet & TechFebruary 1, 2019

10 facts about Americans and Facebook

It’s been 15 years since the creation of Facebook. Despite broader scrutiny, the social media platform is popular across demographic groups.

Media & NewsDecember 10, 2018

Social media outpaces print newspapers in the U.S. as a news source

One-in-five U.S. adults often get news via social media, slightly higher than the 16% who often do so from print newspapers.

Internet & TechNovember 28, 2018

Teens who are constantly online are just as likely to socialize with their friends offline

Close to half of U.S. teens say they are on the internet “almost constantly.” Yet highly plugged-in youth in America are just as likely as their less-connected peers to socialize regularly with their friends in person.

Internet & TechNovember 28, 2018

Teens' Social Media Habits and Experiences

Teens credit social media for helping to build stronger friendships and exposing them to a more diverse world, but they express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure.

Internet & TechNovember 7, 2018

Many Turn to YouTube for Children’s Content, News, How-To Lessons

An analysis of videos suggested by the site’s recommendation engine finds that it directs users toward longer videos and more popular content.

Internet & TechNovember 5, 2018

Liberal Democrats more likely than other groups to be politically active on social media

Some 44% of liberal Democrats say they have used social media in the past year to encourage others to take action on an issue that was important to them. A similar share (43%) have taken part in a group that shares their interest in a cause.

Media & NewsOctober 15, 2018

Social Media Bots Draw Public’s Attention and Concern

About two-thirds of Americans have heard about social media bots. Many are concerned that bots are used maliciously and negatively affect how well-informed Americans are about current events.

Internet & TechOctober 11, 2018

How social media users have discussed sexual harassment since #MeToo went viral

Amid ongoing discussions about sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond, read five findings about how these issues have been discussed on Twitter and other social media outlets in the past year.

GlobalOctober 9, 2018

How African countries compare with others in internet use, mobile phone ownership, smartphone ownership and social media use

This sortable table provides data for levels of internet use, cellphone ownership, smartphone ownership and social media usage from 2013 to 2017 by country, highlighting the countries surveyed in sub-Saharan Africa.