Internet & TechMay 19, 2017

Digital gap between rural and nonrural America persists

Despite making digital gains in recent years, rural Americans remain less likely than nonrural adults to have home broadband, smartphones and other devices.

Internet & TechMay 17, 2017

Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults

Nearly two-thirds of those age 65 and older go online and a record share now own smartphones – although many seniors remain relatively divorced from digital life.

GlobalApril 21, 2017

Smartphones are common in advanced economies, but digital divides remain

In each of 14 countries surveyed in 2016, nearly all people reported owning a mobile phone. But the shares who own a smartphone vary considerably.

GlobalApril 20, 2017

Not everyone in advanced economies is using social media

Many in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan do not report regularly visiting social media sites. But majorities in all of the 14 countries surveyed say they at least use the internet.

Internet & TechApril 10, 2017

Americans have mixed views on policies encouraging broadband adoption

As the FCC continues to address broadband infrastructure and access, Americans have mixed views on two policies designed to encourage broadband adoption.

Internet & TechApril 7, 2017

Disabled Americans are less likely to use technology

Even as a growing share of disabled Americans report going online or owning a smartphone, the digital divide between those who have a disability and those who don’t remains large.

Internet & TechMarch 29, 2017

The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online

Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse.

Internet & TechMarch 22, 2017

Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption

While many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different.

GlobalMarch 16, 2017

China outpaces India in internet access, smartphone ownership

India and China have long had a competitive relationship and have emerged as major economic powers. But in the digital space, China has a clear advantage.

Internet & TechMarch 15, 2017

Many smartphone owners don’t take steps to secure their devices

More than a quarter of owners say they don’t use a screen lock or other security features to access their phone, but most are taking at least some steps for security.