Social Networking Fact Sheet
Highlights of the Pew Internet Project’s research related to social networking
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Among Millennials engaged in primaries, Dems more likely to learn about the election from social media
While Millennials overall are more likely than older generations to get political news through social media, there are striking party-line differences, particularly among Millennials who say they are very likely to take part in the primaries and caucuses.
6 takeaways about how parents monitor their teen’s digital activities
Today’s parents must navigate how, when and to what extent they oversee their teens’ online and mobile activities.
Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring
Parents monitor their teen’s digital activities in a number of ways, such as checking browser histories or social media profiles, but using technical means like parental controls is less common.
15 striking findings from 2015
From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most memorable findings of the year.
Social Media Usage: 2005-2015
Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005.
News Coverage of the Papal Visit: Narrative Made Room for the Personal, Not Just the Political
An analysis of online news content reveals that the news narrative around Pope Francis’ visit to the United States drew heavily upon the Pope and the public as sources.
Teens, Technology and Romantic Relationships
From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives. This report details how teens are using technology and the internet to shape and mold their romantic relationships.
Men catch up with women on overall social media use
Some 73% of online men use social media, on par with the 80% of online women who say they do so. But there are still some gender differences on specific platforms.
How having smartphones (or not) shapes the way teens communicate
It may seem as if basic or flip phones are a thing of the past, given that 73% of teens have a smartphone. But that still leaves 15% of teens who only have a basic cellphone and 12% who have none at all, and it makes a difference in the way each group communicates.
Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015
36% of adult smartphone owners use messaging apps, while 17% use apps that automatically delete sent messages. These types of apps are adding to an already complex terrain of digital and social communication. Meanwhile, social media platforms continue to attract dedicated users.