Internet & Tech Jun. 26, 2015

Americans’ Internet Access: 2000-2015

The share of all adults who use the internet rose from 52% in 2000 to 84% today. For the young, highly educated, and affluent, internet access is all but a given. Meanwhile, adoption among lower-access groups has steadily risen, but digital gaps remain.

Fact Tank Apr. 29, 2015

For vast majority of seniors who own one, a smartphone equals ‘freedom’

Although seniors tend to lag their younger counterparts in tech adoption, more seniors than those 18-29 describe their smartphone as liberating.

Global Apr. 15, 2015

Cell Phones in Africa a Communication Lifeline

The proliferation of mobile phone networks has transformed communications in sub-Saharan Africa. It has also allowed Africans to skip the landline stage of development and jump right to the digital age.

Fact Tank Apr. 14, 2015

The smartphone: An essential travel guide

Americans are turning to their mobile devices to help them get from one place to another; navigation while driving is especially popular.

Fact Tank Apr. 1, 2015

6 facts about Americans and their smartphones

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011. Our new report analyzes smartphone ownership and owners’ attitudes and behaviors.

Fact Tank Mar. 20, 2015

10 facts about technology use in the emerging world

In our survey of thousands of people across 32 emerging and developing nations, we found some notable data points that might have been lost in the fray.

Global Mar. 19, 2015

The Internet’s Influence in Emerging, Developing Nations

People in emerging and developing nations say the increasing use of the internet has had a good influence on education, personal relationships and the economy, but less of a good influence on politics and morality.

Fact Tank Mar. 19, 2015

Key takeaways on technology use in emerging and developing nations

Our new report looks at how people perceive the internet’s impact on their lives, how many people access it and who they are, and what people do online.

Fact Tank Jan. 7, 2015

Pew Research will call more cellphones in 2015

An estimated 46.5% of U.S. adults are cell-only today. To keep pace with this trend, the Pew Research Center will increase the percentage of respondents interviewed on cellphones in its typical national telephone surveys to 65%.

Fact Tank Dec. 22, 2014

14 striking findings from 2014

In 2014, Pew Research Center published more than 150 reports and some 600 blog posts. Here are 14 facts we found particularly striking, as they illustrate some major shifts in our politics, society, habits or families.