Pew Research CenterMarch 27, 2018

Americans’ complicated feelings about social media in an era of privacy concerns

The trends in Americans’ views of social media tell a complex story. Read about the dynamics of Americans’ feelings toward social media.

Pew Research CenterMarch 21, 2018

Americans had concerns about self-driving cars before fatal Arizona accident

Last year, a slight majority of Americans said they were at least somewhat worried about the development of autonomous cars and hesitant about riding in one if given the chance.

Internet & TechMarch 14, 2018

About a quarter of U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online

As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, 26% of American adults now report that they go online almost constantly.

Pew Research CenterMarch 8, 2018

Nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks

Though Americans increasingly listen to audiobooks, print books remain the most popular format for reading.

Internet & TechMarch 5, 2018

11% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?

Age, household income, and education are key indicators of a person’s likelihood to be offline.

Internet & TechMarch 1, 2018

Social Media Use in 2018

Facebook and YouTube dominate the social media landscape. But younger Americans, especially those ages 18 to 24, stand out in using a variety of platforms like Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter.

Pew Research CenterDecember 28, 2017

Key trends shaping technology in 2017

In the past year, Pew Research Center has explored a range of tech-related topics in the news – from online harassment to fake news to net neutrality.  Here are some key findings from our research on these and other technology issues.

ScienceDecember 19, 2017

8% of Americans say they own a drone, while more than half have seen one in operation

While drones have become more prevalent, many Americans have reservations about where and under what circumstances their use should be allowed.

Internet & TechDecember 12, 2017

Nearly half of Americans use digital voice assistants, mostly on their smartphones

Voice-controlled digital assistants are being incorporated into a wide range of consumer products, and many U.S. adults say they now use these applications.

Internet & TechNovember 29, 2017

Many Americans, especially blacks and Hispanics, are hungry for help as they sort through information

Many U.S. adults say they would benefit a lot from having at least one of seven different kinds of help in accessing information to help with decision-making.