Internet & TechMarch 10, 2016

8 conversations shaping technology

For SXSW, we gathered key facts about Americans’ views and uses of technology.

Internet & TechMarch 10, 2016

Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation

A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans, but few expect their own jobs to experience substantial impacts.

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GlobalFebruary 22, 2016

The demographic digital divide is real and pervasive

Within nearly every country, Millennials (those ages 18 to 34) are much more likely to be internet and smartphone users compared with those ages 35 and older.

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GlobalFebruary 22, 2016

The strong relationship between per capita income and internet access, smartphone ownership

Internet and smartphone rates are also related to overall country wealth. Richer nations tend to have higher internet access rates and higher reported smartphone ownership.

GlobalFebruary 22, 2016

Global Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage

While people in advanced economies are still more likely to own a smartphone and use the internet, those in the emerging world are closing these digital divides.

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.