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
Men more optimistic than women about future technological changes
There are some striking differences between women and men in their hopes and fears about the future.
From teleportation to robot servants: Americans’ predictions and dreams for the future
Americans see the next half-century as a period of profound scientific change, but they don't agree on what will or won't come to pass.
U.S. Views of Technology and the Future
Americans are largely optimistic about the long-term future of scientific progress, but concerned about some changes that might occur in the near future.
Older Adults and Technology Use
Adoption is increasing, but many seniors remain isolated from digital life
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