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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.