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Teens, Technology and Friendships

About This Report

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals who variously helped design (and translate) the quantitative instrument, conduct focus groups, analyze data, write the report and design graphics. This is the second of three reports based on this data collection that broadly examine how teens use technology particularly in the context of peer friendships and romantic relationships. The first report was Teen Social Media and Technology Overview 2015 and the third report on romantic relationships will follow later this year. Find related reports online at

Amanda Lenhart, Associate Director Lee Rainie, Director, Internet, Science, and Technology Research Aaron Smith, Associate Director Monica Anderson, Research Analyst Maeve Duggan, Research Associate Andrew Perrin, Research Assistant Kim Parker, Director, Social & Demographic Trends Eileen Patten, Research Analyst Anna Brown, Research Assistant Seth Motel, Research Assistant Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Research Associate Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer Shannon Greenwood, Assistant Digital Producer Aleksandra Sandstrom, Copy Editor

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