Pew Research CenterJanuary 9, 2015

Social Networking Fact Sheet

Highlights of the Pew Internet Project’s research related to social networking

Pew Research CenterJanuary 9, 2015

Social Media Update 2014

While Facebook remains the most popular site, other platforms — like LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter — saw higher rates of growth over the past year. In 2014, 52% of online adults used two or more social media sites, up from 42% in 2013.

Pew Research CenterDecember 30, 2014

Technology’s Impact on Workers

Email remains the most important digital tool for workers. Just 7% of online job holders say the internet makes them less productive at work, but 36% say they spend more time working because of the internet and cell phones.

Pew Research CenterNovember 25, 2014

What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web

Three-quarters of online Americans know which is bigger, a megabyte or a kilobyte, but only 9% are able to correctly identify the first widely popular graphical web browser. How much do you know about the web and digital technology?

Pew Research CenterNovember 25, 2014

Web IQ Quiz

Test your knowledge of technology and the web by taking our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,066 randomly sampled adult internet users asked the same questions.

Pew Research CenterNovember 12, 2014

What Americans Think About Privacy

The majority of Americans feel their privacy is being challenged in some fundamental ways. Select one of the nine profiles in this interactive to see the variety of perspectives our focus group respondents shared about privacy.

Pew Research CenterNovember 12, 2014

Public Views of Privacy in Post-Snowden Era

A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.

Fact TankNovember 12, 2014

Facebook and Twitter as political forums: Two different dynamics

Social media users who are interested in politics have different experiences on Facebook and Twitter, with four-in-ten Twitter users saying that at least half of the posts that they see are political, compared with about a quarter of Facebook users who say the same.

Pew Research CenterNovember 6, 2014

Religion and Electronic Media

One-in-five Americans report sharing their religious faith on social networks like Facebook and Twitter in an average week.

Pew Research CenterNovember 3, 2014

Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014

28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.