Most think social media has made it easier to manipulate and divide people, but they also say it informs and raises awareness.
Given the challenges of survey research detailed above, it is worth considering other approaches to measuring news consumption – especially when it comes to getting news online. One possibility is so-called “passive” data, in which respondents’ online activity is recorded automatically by a computer tracker. Several vendors now offer these types of panels: They recruit […]
A median of 7% across the 11 countries surveyed say they do not own a phone but do use someone else’s regularly. Although there are relatively few sharers in each country, they face the challenge of relying on others for their connectivity. Many individuals who share a mobile device report struggling financially with owning and […]
In April 2021, we followed up with many of the same parents surveyed in March 2020 on their children’s use of technology and social media.
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.
The analysis in this report is based on telephone interviews conducted Sept. 22-28, 2020, among a national sample of 1,007 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in the United States (301 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 706 were interviewed on a mobile phone, including 487 who had no landline telephone). […]
This chapter covers the themes that emerged among respondents’ answers to the question, “As you look ahead to the year 2035, what are the best and most beneficial changes in digital life that are likely to occur in digital technology and humans’ use of digital systems?” The remarks echo the major themes found in the […]
The share of Americans who say they watch television via cable or satellite has plunged from 76% in 2015 to 56% this year.
In recent years, several new options have emerged in the social media universe, many of which explicitly present themselves as alternatives to more established social media platforms. Free speech ideals and heated political themes prevail on these sites, which draw praise from their users and skepticism from other Americans.
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.