Internet & TechOctober 24, 2018

8 facts about Americans and Facebook

Around two-thirds of U.S. adults use Facebook, and around four-in-ten get news from the social media platform. Facebook is popular among all demographic groups.

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.

Internet & TechSeptember 28, 2018

Internet, social media use and device ownership in U.S. have plateaued after years of growth

The use of digital technology has had a long stretch of rapid growth in the United States, but the share of Americans who go online, use social media or own key devices has remained stable the past two years.

Internet & TechSeptember 5, 2018

Many Facebook users don’t understand how the site’s news feed works

Around half of U.S. adults who use Facebook say they do not understand why certain posts but not others are included in their news feed. Older users are particularly likely to say they do not understand the workings of the news feed.

Internet & TechSeptember 5, 2018

Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook

Just over half of Facebook users have adjusted privacy settings in the past year. Around four-in-ten have taken a break from checking for several weeks or more.

Internet & TechAugust 15, 2018

14% of Americans have changed their mind about an issue because of something they saw on social media

A small share of the public – 14% – say they have changed their views about a political or social issue in the past year because of something they saw on social media.

Pew Research CenterJuly 18, 2018

‘Anger’ topped ‘love’ when Facebook users reacted to lawmakers’ posts after 2016 election

The U.S. congressional Facebook audience used the “angry” button in response to lawmakers’ posts nearly 14 million times following the 2016 election.

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 & 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.