Internet non-adoption is linked to certain demographic variables, including age, educational attainment, household income and community type.
The steady growth in adoption that social platforms have experienced in the U.S. over the past decade also appears to be slowing.
Roughly three-in-ten U.S. adults say they make no purchases using cash during a typical week, up slightly from 24% in 2015.
Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home. Some teens are more likely to face digital hurdles when trying to complete their homework.
Overall, 43% of U.S. adults say they often or sometimes play video games. Gaming is popular among teens – especially teenage boys.
Just over half of Facebook users have adjusted privacy settings in the past year. Around four-in-ten have taken a break from checking for several weeks or more.
Just 31% of Americans say it would be very hard to give up their TV, down from 2006. In contrast, roughly half of cellphone owners say it would be very hard to give up their cellphone.
About a quarter of American adults say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year.
As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, 26% of American adults now report that they go online almost constantly.
Though Americans increasingly listen to audiobooks, print books remain the most popular format for reading.