Lack of broadband can be a key obstacle, especially for job seekers
Americans view trouble in finding work or advancing one’s career as the most significant impediment facing those without broadband.
Searching for Work in the Digital Era
The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.
Teens, Technology and Romantic Relationships
From heart emojis on Instagram to saying goodbye to a relationship with a text message, digital technology plays an important role in teen relationships.
The smartphone: An essential travel guide
Americans are turning to their mobile devices to help them get from one place to another; navigation while driving is especially popular.
U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015
Nearly two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone. 19% of Americans rely to some extent on a smartphone for internet access, but the connections to digital resources that they offer are tenuous for many of these users.
What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web
Three-quarters of online Americans know which is bigger, a megabyte or a kilobyte, but only 9% are able to correctly identify the first widely popular graphical web browser. How much do you know about the web and digital technology?
Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014
28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.
AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs
Experts envision automation and intelligent digital agents permeating vast areas of our work and personal lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether these advances will displace more jobs than they create.
Politics and advocacy in the social media era
Pew Research findings on the state of social media and its impact on grassroots and advocacy
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