Americans with lower incomes are particularly likely to have concerns related to the digital divide and the digital “homework gap.”
A substantial share of the public has opted out of using a product or service because of concerns about how much information would be collected.
About a third of Americans register low levels of trust in other people, versus 29% who are “high trusters” and 32% who are “medium trusters.”
The use of at-home DNA testing kits has raised concerns about whether consumers are comfortable with the use of their data by police.
Majorities of U.S. adults believe their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits, and that it is not possible to go through daily life without being tracked.
Roughly a quarter of American adults say they haven’t read a book in the past year. Who are these non-book readers?
Americans are spreading their book consumption across several formats, and the use of audiobooks is on the rise.
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.
As mobile devices have become more widespread, the share of American adults saying that they go online "almost constantly" has increased since 2015.
Americans say the public’s trust has been declining in both the federal government and in their fellow citizens. But most say this can be turned around.