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8 charts on internet use around the world as countries grapple with COVID-19
A median of 77% across 34 countries surveyed use the internet at least occasionally or own an internet-enabled smartphone.
Americans turn to technology during COVID-19 outbreak, say an outage would be a problem
A majority of Americans are turning to digital means to stay connected and track information about the coronavirus outbreak.
About half of never-married Americans have used an online dating site or app
Three-in-ten U.S. adults say they have used a dating app or site, but the share of Americans who have done so differs sharply by marital status.
Before the coronavirus, telework was an optional benefit, mostly for the affluent few
COVID-19 may yet do what years of advocacy have failed to: Make telework a benefit available to more than a relative handful of U.S. workers.
As schools close due to the coronavirus, some U.S. students face a digital ‘homework gap’
As schools close and classes and assignments shift online, some students do not have reliable access to the internet at home.
Young women often face sexual harassment online – including on dating sites and apps
Six-in-ten women under 35 who have online dated say someone continued to contact them after they said they were not interested.
Most Americans rely on their own research to make big decisions, and that often means online searches
A big majority (81%) of Americans say they rely a lot on their own research – more than say they rely a lot on friends and family or experts.
Shareable quotes from experts on the future of democracy
Key quotes from a Pew Research Center canvassing of experts about the effect of technology on democracy.
Many Tech Experts Say Digital Disruption Will Hurt Democracy
About half the experts we canvassed predict humans' use of technology will weaken democracy by 2030, while a third expect technology will strengthen it as reformers fight back against democracy's foes.
Shareable facts about Americans’ experiences with online dating
Key findings from a Pew Research Center study about online dating.
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