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.

ScienceOctober 12, 2017

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.

Internet & TechOctober 9, 2017

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.

Internet & TechOctober 4, 2017

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.

Internet & TechSeptember 13, 2017

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.

Internet & TechSeptember 11, 2017

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.

Internet & TechAugust 30, 2017

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.

Internet & TechAugust 10, 2017

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.

Internet & TechJune 28, 2017

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.

Internet & TechJune 21, 2017

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.