GlobalFebruary 22, 2016

Emerging, developing countries gain ground in the tech revolution

People in emerging and developing nations are quickly catching up to those in advanced nations in terms of access to technology.

Internet & TechFebruary 18, 2016

English-speaking Asian Americans stand out for their technology use

Discussions of the “digital divide” often touch on race and ethnicity – and the narrative is usually that whites lead in technology adoption while other racial or ethnic groups struggle to keep up. But that’s not the case for English-speaking Asian Americans.

Internet & TechJanuary 29, 2016

More Americans using smartphones for getting directions, streaming TV

Smartphone use that goes beyond routine calls and text messages does not appear to be slowing.

MethodsJanuary 5, 2016

Pew Research Center will call 75% cellphones for surveys in 2016

We’re making this change to ensure our survey samples properly represent the now roughly half (47%) of U.S. adults who only have a cellphone.

Internet & TechDecember 28, 2015

Lack of broadband can be a key obstacle, especially for job seekers

Americans view trouble in finding work or advancing one’s career as the most significant impediment facing those without broadband.

Internet & TechDecember 21, 2015

Home Broadband 2015

The share of Americans with broadband at home has plateaued: It now stands at 67%, down slightly from 70% in 2013. At the same time, more Americans rely only on their smartphones for online access.

Internet & TechNovember 25, 2015

Smartphone, computer or tablet? 36% of Americans own all three

For many Americans, one device isn’t enough.

Internet & TechOctober 29, 2015

Technology Device Ownership: 2015

Smartphone and tablet ownership continues to rise, while the adoption of some digital devices has slowed and even declined in recent years.

Internet & TechOctober 8, 2015

Social Media Usage: 2005-2015

Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005.

Internet & TechSeptember 15, 2015

Libraries at the Crossroads

Americans believe libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities. Yet, even as the public expresses interest in additional library services, there are signs that the share of Americans visiting libraries has edged downward over the past three years.