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.
Nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks
Though Americans increasingly listen to audiobooks, print books remain the most popular format for reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.