Internet & TechJanuary 16, 2019

Facebook Algorithms and Personal Data

About half of Facebook users say they are not comfortable when they see how the platform categorizes them, and 27% maintain the site’s classifications do not accurately represent them

Internet & TechJanuary 4, 2019

More Americans are using ride-hailing apps

Today, 36% of U.S. adults say they have ever used a ride-hailing service such as Uber or Lyft. Prominent urban-rural gaps in adoption exist.

Internet & TechDecember 12, 2018

More Americans are making no weekly purchases with cash

Roughly three-in-ten U.S. adults say they make no purchases using cash during a typical week, up slightly from 24% in 2015.

Internet & TechDecember 10, 2018

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans

Experts say the rise of artificial intelligence will make most people better off over the next decade, but many have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, to be productive and to exercise free will.

Internet & TechNovember 16, 2018

Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms

Despite the growing presence of algorithms in daily life, the U.S. public expresses broad concerns over the fairness and effectiveness of computer programs making important decisions.

Internet & TechNovember 7, 2018

Many Turn to YouTube for Children’s Content, News, How-To Lessons

An analysis of videos suggested by the site’s recommendation engine finds that it directs users toward longer videos and more popular content.

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.

GlobalOctober 9, 2018

How African countries compare with others in internet use, mobile phone ownership, smartphone ownership and social media use

This sortable table provides data for levels of internet use, cellphone ownership, smartphone ownership and social media usage from 2013 to 2017 by country, highlighting the countries surveyed in sub-Saharan Africa.

GlobalOctober 9, 2018

Internet Connectivity Seen as Having Positive Impact on Life in Sub-Saharan Africa

Most in the region feel positively about the role the internet plays in their countries, but long-standing digital divides between internet haves and have-nots persist.

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.