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.
Many Americans think declining trust in the government and in each other makes it harder to solve key problems. They have a wealth of ideas about what’s gone wrong and how to fix it.
Rural Americans have made large gains in adopting digital technology over the past decade, but they generally remain less likely than urban or suburban adults to have home broadband or own a smartphone.
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.