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This report was issued by Pew Research Center, in association with the Markle Foundation, which consulted on the design of the questionnaire and the structure of the secondary analysis. The Center retained final editorial control over the questionnaire, the analysis of survey and government data, and this report.

The Markle Foundation works to realize the potential of information technology to address some of the nation’s most challenging issues in national security, health care and the economy. Markle’s current initiative, Rework America, is focused on accelerating innovations that use the forces of technology and globalization to return opportunities to Americans in today’s rapidly changing digital economy. For more information, visit and follow @MarkleFdn on Twitter.

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Kim Parker, Director of Social Trends Research Lee Rainie, Director, Internet, Science and Technology Research Rakesh Kochhar, Associate Director, Research Richard Fry, Senior Economist Aaron Smith, Associate Director, Research Wendy Wang, Senior Researcher Anna Brown, Research Analyst Juliana Horowitz, Associate Director, Research Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Renee Stepler, Research Analyst Michael Keegan, Information Graphics Designer Yolanda Martinez, Digital Producer Shannon Greenwood, Associate Digital Producer Molly Rohal, Communications Manager Brian Mahl, Communications Assistant Marcia Kramer, Kramer Editing Services

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