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Social Media Use in 2021
A majority of Americans say they use YouTube and Facebook, while use of Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok is especially common among adults under 30.
Partisan differences in social media use show up for some platforms, but not Facebook
Democrats are about 10 percentage points or more likely than Republicans to say they ever use Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn or Reddit.
Mobile Fact Sheet
Americans today are increasingly connected to the world of digital information while “on the go” via smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Explore the latest patterns, trends and statistics that have shaped the mobile revolution.
Internet/Broadband Fact Sheet
The internet represents a fundamental shift in how Americans connect with one another, gather information and conduct their day-to-day lives. Explore the patterns, trends and statistics of internet and home broadband adoption in the United States.
Social Media Fact Sheet
Today around seven-in-ten Americans use social media to connect with one another, engage with news content, share information and entertain themselves. Explore the demographic patterns and trends shaping the social media landscape.
7% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?
Today, 25% of adults ages 65 and older report never going online, compared with much smaller shares of adults under the age of 65.
About three-in-ten U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online
The share of U.S. adults who now report that they go online “almost constantly” has risen to 31%, up from 21% in 2015.
Cable and satellite TV use has dropped dramatically in the U.S. since 2015
The share of Americans who say they watch television via cable or satellite has plunged from 76% in 2015 to 56% this year.
Experts Say the ‘New Normal’ in 2025 Will Be Far More Tech-Driven, Presenting More Big Challenges
A plurality of experts think sweeping societal change will make life worse for most people. Still, a portion believe things will be better in a ‘tele-everything’ world.
Online harassment occurs most often on social media, but strikes in other places, too
Three-quarters of U.S. adults who have recently faced some kind of online harassment say it happened on social media.
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