Fact Tank Aug. 20, 2015

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.

Internet & Tech Aug. 19, 2015

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.

Fact Tank Aug. 17, 2015

For teens, phone calls are reserved for closer relationships

Texting is the most common and frequent way that teens communicate with all types of friends, but they haven’t abandoned phone calling – especially among their closest friends.

Fact Tank Aug. 6, 2015

6 takeaways about teen friendships in the digital age

Our latest report focuses on how teens develop and sustain friendships in the digital age, including where they meet, communicate and spend time with friends.

Internet & Tech Jul. 16, 2015

Parents and Social Media

Social media networks have become vital channels for Americans’ daily interactions. Our new report explores how parents turn to these networks for parenting-related information and social support.

Internet & Tech Apr. 9, 2015

How Teens Use Social Media & Technology

Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly.”

Fact Tank Feb. 3, 2015

Social media preferences vary by race and ethnicity

Latinos, blacks and whites use social media networks about equally, but there are some differences in their preferences for specific social media sites.

Internet & Tech Jan. 15, 2015

Social Media & Stress

Frequent use of social media is not directly related to higher stress. But stress can be contagious through social media channels: Social media users are often more aware of the stressful events in others’ lives, and this awareness itself can lead to higher stress.

Internet & Tech Jan. 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.

Internet & Tech Dec. 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.