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.
Four-in-ten Americans credit technology with improving life most in the past 50 years
When Americans are asked what has brought the biggest improvement to their lives in the past five decades, they name technology more than any other advancement.
Most Americans would favor policies to limit job and wage losses caused by automation
Americans are apprehensive about a future in which machines take on more of the work currently done by humans, and most are supportive of policies aimed at cushioning the economic impact of widespread automation, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
6 key findings on how Americans see the rise of automation
Although Americans tend to have a positive view of technology overall, this survey finds that the continuing march of new technologies is causing them concern.
About 6 in 10 young adults in U.S. primarily use online streaming to watch TV
The rise of online streaming services such as Netflix and HBO Go has dramatically altered the media habits of Americans, especially young adults.
How People Approach Facts and Information
People deal in varying ways with tensions about what information to trust and how much they want to learn. Some are interested and engaged with information; others are wary and stressed.
Most Americans – especially Millennials – say libraries can help them find reliable, trustworthy information
Many Americans say they’d benefit from help in finding trustworthy information online, and about eight-in-ten adults say public libraries can help.
The Fate of Online Trust in the Next Decade
Many experts say lack of trust won’t hinder increased public reliance on the internet. Some expect trust to grow as tech and regulatory changes arise; others think it will worsen or maybe change entirely.
10 facts about smartphones as the iPhone turns 10
As the iPhone turns 10 years old this week, take a look back at the broader story about the ways mobile devices have changed how people interact.
Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries
About half of U.S. Millennials have visited a public library or bookmobile in the past year.