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Who doesn't read books in America?
Roughly a quarter of American adults say they haven’t read a book in the past year. Who are these non-book readers?
One-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks
Americans are spreading their book consumption across several formats, and the use of audiobooks is on the rise.
Millennials stand out for their technology use, but older generations also embrace digital life
Millennials have often led older Americans in their adoption and use of technology. But there has also been significant growth in tech adoption in recent years among older generations.
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Trust Law Enforcement to Use Facial Recognition Responsibly
The ability of governments and law enforcement agencies to monitor the public using facial recognition was once the province of dystopian science fiction. But modern technology is increasingly bringing versions of these scenarios to life.
Why survey estimates of the number of Americans online don’t always agree
How many U.S. adults use the internet? There are a lot of sources with answers to this question. Yet these different sources can be tricky to reconcile.
Most U.S. teens who use cellphones do it to pass time, connect with others, learn new things
Most cellphone-using teens say their phone is a way to pass time. Similarly large shares use their phone to connect with others or learn new things.
Pluralities in most emerging economies believe government should ensure equal internet access
A median of 65% across 11 emerging economies say it is the government’s responsibility to ensure equal access to reliable internet service.
In Emerging Economies, Smartphone and Social Media Users Have Broader Social Networks
Smartphone users in emerging economies – especially those who use social media – tend to be more exposed to people with different backgrounds and more connected with friends they don’t see in person.
Smartphones help blacks, Hispanics bridge some – but not all – digital gaps with whites
Black and Hispanic adults remain less likely than whites to own a computer or have high speed internet at home. But smartphones are helping to bridge these differences.
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