Internet & TechMarch 14, 2018

About a quarter of U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online

As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, 26% of American adults now report that they go online almost constantly.

Pew Research CenterMarch 8, 2018

Nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks

Though Americans increasingly listen to audiobooks, print books remain the most popular format for reading.

Internet & TechMarch 5, 2018

11% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?

Age, household income, and education are key indicators of a person’s likelihood to be offline.

Internet & TechMarch 1, 2018

Social Media Use in 2018

Facebook and YouTube dominate the social media landscape. But younger Americans, especially those ages 18 to 24, stand out in using a variety of platforms like Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter.

Pew Research CenterDecember 28, 2017

Key trends shaping technology in 2017

In the past year, Pew Research Center has explored a range of tech-related topics in the news – from online harassment to fake news to net neutrality.  Here are some key findings from our research on these and other technology issues.

ScienceDecember 19, 2017

8% of Americans say they own a drone, while more than half have seen one in operation

While drones have become more prevalent, many Americans have reservations about where and under what circumstances their use should be allowed.

Internet & TechDecember 12, 2017

Nearly half of Americans use digital voice assistants, mostly on their smartphones

Voice-controlled digital assistants are being incorporated into a wide range of consumer products, and many U.S. adults say they now use these applications.

Internet & TechNovember 29, 2017

Many Americans, especially blacks and Hispanics, are hungry for help as they sort through information

Many U.S. adults say they would benefit a lot from having at least one of seven different kinds of help in accessing information to help with decision-making.

Internet & TechNovember 16, 2017

What Americans expect the future of automation to look like

In the next 20 years, Americans anticipate computer programs that diagnose and treat most diseases, fully automated stores and other technological advances.

Internet & TechOctober 19, 2017

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

Experts are split on whether the coming years will see less misinformation online. Those who foresee improvement hope for technological and societal solutions. Others say bad actors using technology can exploit human vulnerabilities.