Pew Research CenterJune 21, 2018

The news that bots share on Twitter tends not to focus on politics

On Twitter, suspected bots are far more active in sharing links to news sites focusing on nonpolitical content than to sites with a political focus.

GlobalJune 19, 2018

Explore global rates of internet use, smartphone ownership and social media use over time

This sortable table provides data for levels of internet use, smartphone ownership and social media usage from 2013 to 2017 by country.

GlobalJune 19, 2018

Social Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed Ones

As people in advanced economies reach the upper bounds of internet penetration, the digital divide continues to narrow between wealthy and developing countries.

Internet & TechMay 31, 2018

Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018

YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teenagers.

Pew Research CenterMay 2, 2018

Millennials stand out for their technology use, but older generations also embrace digital life

Millennials have often led older Americans in their adoption and use of technology. But there has also been significant growth in tech adoption in recent years among older generations.

Internet & TechApril 30, 2018

Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society

At the same time, the contours of connectivity are shifting: One-in-five Americans (20%) are now ‘smartphone only’ internet users at home.

Pew Research CenterApril 19, 2018

Q&A: How Pew Research Center identified bots on Twitter

For a recent study on automated accounts and Twitter, we had to answer a fundamental question: Which accounts are bots and which accounts aren’t? Read a Q&A with Stefan Wojcik, a computational social scientist at the Center and one of the report’s authors, on how he and his colleagues navigated this question.

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.

Pew Research CenterApril 10, 2018

5 facts about Americans and Facebook

Around two-thirds of U.S. adults use Facebook. The social media platform is popular among all demographic groups.