Fully 32% of online adults say science and technology is among the topics they find most interesting; 37% say health and medicine.
The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.
Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.
Smartphone and tablet ownership continues to rise, while the adoption of some digital devices has slowed and even declined in recent years.
A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but people’s sense that they do seems to have less to do with their own religious beliefs than their perception of others' beliefs.
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.
From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives. This report details how teens are using technology and the internet to shape and mold their romantic relationships.
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.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that most Americans can answer basic questions about several scientific terms and concepts, such as the layers of the Earth and the elements needed to make nuclear energy.
For many Americans, cellphones are always present and rarely turned off. This creates new social challenges, as people believe that different public and social settings warrant different sensitivities for civil behavior.