As the share of Americans who say they own a smartphone has increased dramatically over the past decade – from 35% in 2011 to 81% in 2019 – a new Pew Research Center survey finds that the way many people choose to go online is markedly different than in previous years. Today, 37% of U.S. […]
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.
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.
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.
Rural Americans have made large gains in adopting digital technology over the past decade, but they generally remain less likely than urban or suburban adults to have home broadband or own a smartphone.
Despite facing more scrutiny, Facebook is used by around seven-in-ten U.S. adults and remains popular across demographic groups.
Many social media users in 11 emerging countries report being regularly exposed to misinformation when using the platforms.
Many who use social media say they regularly see false or misleading content, but also view these platforms as offering new avenues for political engagement.
The share of U.S. adults who say they use certain online platforms or apps is statistically unchanged from where it stood in early 2018 despite a long stretch of controversies over privacy, fake news and censorship on social media.
Even as many aspects of the digital divide in the U.S. have narrowed, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different.