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.
The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?
Despite broad concerns about cyberattacks, outages and privacy violations, most experts believe the Internet of Things will continue to expand successfully the next few years.
A third of Americans live in a household with three or more smartphones
The growing prevalence of cellphones comes as the typical American household now contains a wide range of connected devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.